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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl1221

Ring of Fire 2002 Expedition. The ROPOS manipulator arm prepares to sample an inactive chimney. The yellow color is caused by the alteration of iron-rich minerals, and the black outer crust is primarily manganese. This image was taken by the new underwater high-resolution digital camera on ROPOS.

Image ID: expl1221, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect

Category: Ocean exploration/

High Resolution Photo Available

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