Galapagos 2005 Expedition. Hydrothermal vent fluids contain much dissolved
chemical material that flows out of the vent, rapidly cools and reacts with the
surrounding seawater, and then precipitates out minerals that form sediments on
the surrounding seafloor.
Image ID: expl1242, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Credit: UCSB, Univ. S. Carolina, NOAA, WHOI.
Category: Ocean exploration/
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