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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1836

The hydrothermal systems at Giggenbach volcano are well within the photic zone. Schools of fish are seen here swimming among extinct hydrothermal chimneys. The microbial mat on the seabed indicates that there is still heat rising and that chemosynthesis is occurring.

Image ID: expl1836, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: New Zealand, Kermadec Arc
Photo Date: 2005
Credit: New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration; NOAA Vents Program

Category: Ocean exploration/

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