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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1564

Ring of Fire 2002 Expedition. Two anhydrite and sulfide chimneys at the Magic Mountain area. Notice the extensive bacterial mats (white) and the bubbling chimney on the mound in the foreground. Seven of the many anhydrite mounds in this region, called Majestique, were mapped and named by the American and Canadian collaborators on this Ocean Exploration expedition.

Image ID: expl1564, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2002
Credit: Submarine Ring of Fire 2002, NOAA/OER.

Category: Ocean exploration/

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