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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2162

Diving on a shallow volcanic cone the ROV encountered what appeared to be iron staining around cracks in the rocks and possibly a yellow bacterial mat. The white animal is a sponge.

Image ID: expl2162, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Indonesia
Photo Date: 2010 July 13
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010, NOAA/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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