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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1482

Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Hydrothermal vents emitting hot mineral laden waters, depositing sulfur on the rock surfaces, many brachyuran crabs, and possibly CO2 bubbles being emitted from the vents. There is an instrument package in the center left of the image for scientific sampling of vent environment.

Image ID: expl1482, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area
Photo Date: 2006 May 8 040517
Credit: Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program

Category: Ocean exploration/

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