Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Rock outcrop banded with iron oxide staining.
Smoky appearance from hydrothermal fluids emitted somewhere in vicinity. Are
bubbles C02 or some other gas emitted with hydrothermal activity?
Image ID: expl1249, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area
Photo Date: 2006 April 21
Credit: Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program
Category: Ocean exploration/
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