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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl2190

Zooming closer with the cameras on the ROV, we can see frozen sulphur rivulets covering the rocks. Molten sulphur at high temperature is black while the yellow sulphur indicates a lower temperature when molten. Diffuse vent fluids in the area promote the growth of bacteria, attracting dense populations of shrimp that graze on the food source.

Image ID: expl2190, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Indonesia, Kawio Barat
Photo Date: 2010 June 30
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, INDEX-SATAL 2010, NOAA/OER

Category: Ocean exploration/

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