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Hydrothermal Vent Chimeny | by NOAA Ocean Exploration & Research
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Hydrothermal Vent Chimeny

This hydrothermal vent chimney was seen on May 2, 2016, in the Mariana region. In the center of the photo, you can see the vent fluid which appears like dark smoke due to the high levels of minerals and sulfides contained in the fluid. Look closely, and you will also see the chimney is crawling with Chorocaris shrimp and Austinograea wiliamsi crabs.


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Taken on May 2, 2016