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NOAA Photo Library Image - expl8422

Taking a sample of hot water with a titanium syringe sampler. The pH of the water here was approximately 2. No animals of any kind were seen in this environment, except for a hapless shrimp who succumbed to the toxic emissions.

Image ID: expl8422, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Pacific Ocean, NE Lau Basin
Photo Date: 2012 September 15
Credit: MARUM, University of Bremen and NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory; Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: NE Lau Basin, NOAA-OER

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