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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8391

Methane gas bubbles rise from the seafloor - this type of activity, originally noticed by the NOAA Ship OKEANOS EXPLORER in 2012 on a multibeam sonar survey, is what led scientists to the area.

Image ID: expl8391, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Virginia, Norfolk Canyon
Photo Date: 2013 May 8
Credit: Deepwater Canyons 2013 -Pathways to the Abyss, NOAA-OER/BOEM/USGS

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