Vent fauna on whale remains

@article{Smith1989VentFO,
  title={Vent fauna on whale remains},
  author={C. R. Smith and Helmut Kukert and Robert A. Wheatcroft and Peter A. Jumars and Jody W. Deming},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={341},
  pages={27-28}
}

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