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The discovery of a large population of strange deep-sea gastropods "Scaly Foot"c Revealing their mysterious ecology!

A large population of "Scaly Foot" discovered in Kairei Field

In expedition carried out in November YK09-13 leg in Kairei Field, Central Ridge (Indian Ocean), a large population of Scaly Foot which have scales made of iron sulfide was discovered. These deep-sea gastropods were alive and were in Enoshima Aquarium from 30th November 2009 to 2nd December. (Presently, they are displayed as specimens.)