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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1561

Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Red-green algae and fine white 'beards' of bacterial mat cover the lava blocks at 200 meters water depth (~650 feet). Here we are observing a rare sight: an overlap of the chemosynthetic and photosynthetic communities.

Image ID: expl1561, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2002
Credit: Submarine ROF 2006, NOAA Vents Program

Category: Ocean exploration/

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