A deep sea fish swimming over pillow lavas with pinking bacterial mat material.
The smokey appearance is actually caused by proximity to hydrothermal
vents spewing mineral-laden waters.
Image ID: expl6383, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 2011 July 16
Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Galapagos Rift Expedition 2011
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