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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1176

Lost City Expedition 2005. Serpentinites form when seawater reacts with peridotite - rocks that form the Earth's mantle and have been brought up to the seafloor by tectonic processes. This is a sample of a serpentinite recovered from the Atlantis Massif. Thin fractures in the serpentinite are filled with calcium carbonate. Sample is 16cm wide.

Image ID: expl1176, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photographer: G. Fruh-Green.


Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available





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