Mud volcano caused by methane gas bubbling up through the sea floor with
a resultant small cone that looks similar to a lava producing volcano. The
plumes are of methane gas pushing up an accompanying cloud of sediment.
Image ID: sanc0468, NOAA's Sanctuaries Collection Location: Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Photo Date: 2007 March Photographer: Institute for Exploration. Credit: Rhode Island Institute for Archaeological Oceanography; Secrets of the Gulf Expedition. NOAA/NOS/NMS/FGBNMS.