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NOAA Photo Library Image - sanc0468

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.

Category: Sanctuary/Geology/

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