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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2006

A good example of one of the many active hydrothermal chimneys (commonly known as black smokers) that occur at the NW caldera site. During earlier NZAPLUME cruises, the detection of heat and various chemical elements emanating from chimneys such as this enabled us to locate numerous hydrothermal vent fields along the Kermadec Arc.

Image ID: expl2006, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2007 July 31
Credit: New Zealand American Submarine Ring of Fire 2007 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program; NOAA OAR/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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