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NOAA Photo Library Image - expn2460

A "tar lily" - a flower-like extrusion of asphalt on the seafloor. Each petal of the tar lily was curved and had internal layering, a result of de-volatilization of the asphalt rising from the sub-seafloor upon its contact with seawater.

Image ID: expn2460, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Photo Date: 20140424T153046Z
Credit: NOAA OKEANOS EXPLORER Program, Gulf of Mexico 2014 Expedition

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