So Many Species in a Single Scoop of Seafloor Mud

A mere handful of seafloor mud may contain as many species as are found in a square meter of tropical rainforest. The fantastic assemblage seen below was gathered from a single scoop of mud, about 2 inches deep and 5 inches across.

It’s easy, when you get away from the coast, to think of the oceans as a homogeneous blue. It’s a lot more complex than that! Learn more here.

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