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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl0040

Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. The top of one of the central domes in Maug caldera, covered with several different types of corals, sponges (white encrusting towers), algaes. Notice the beautiful lilac anemone near the top (nearly 30 cm, 12 in) hiding 2 clown fish.

Image ID: expl0040, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean
Photo Date: 2004 April
Credit: Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration; Dr. Bob Embley, NOAA PMEL, Chief Scientist

Category: Ocean exploration/

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