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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1530

Vailulu'u Expedition 2005. One of numerous dead fish that has succumbed in the acidic waters of the "moat of death" Note the small red polychaete worms that are grazing on and near the fish carcass.

Image ID: expl1530, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, American Samoa
Photo Date: 2005
Credit: Image courtesy of Vailulu'u 2005 Exploration, NOAA-OE

Category: Ocean exploration/

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