Black Smoker at ASHES Hydrothermal Field

Black Smoker at ASHES Hydrothermal Field

Black smoker in the ASHES Hydrothermal Field imaged during a detailed RESON bathymetric and video survey of the area as a potential node site for the OOI Regional Cabled Observatory.The porous walls of the chimney leak hydrothermal fluids which support dense colonies of tubeworms and limpets.

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