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
Photo Date: 2010 July 13
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010, NOAA/OER
Category: Ocean exploration/
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