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European Geosciences Union

Deep Sea Riches

Caption: Left: The first species ever recovered from the deep sea. Center: Rockfish use deep-sea carbonate formations at Hydrate Ridge, US, as a refuge. Right: Deep-sea corals such as the one pictured are a source of jewelery and other riches.

Credit: SERPENT Project/D.O.B. Jones, L. Levin, UK's BIS Department

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