Deepsea urchins (reminiscent of cacti) grow on the lavas at Rumble V volcano.
This is the first time that this species (Dermechinus horridus)
has been observed alive on the seafloor. Dermechinus horridus.
Image ID: expl1825, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect Location: New Zealand, Kermadec Arc Photo Date: 2005 April 22 Credit: New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration; NOAA Vents Program