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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1384

Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. A large basket star, soft corals, and red and green algae at the top of the volcano. This is one of the few places on earth where photosynthetic and chemosynthetic communities co-exist in close proximity.

Image ID: expl1384, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area
Photo Date: 2006 April 30 014215
Credit: Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available





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