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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11866

A view from a submersible during a 2006 NOAA Vents Program expedition shows a glimpse of a biological community at a Forecast Seamount vent site. Hydrothermal fluid temperatures were measured up to 200°C, one of the highest temperature vent systems known in the Mariana arc. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.

A view from a submersible during a 2006 NOAA Vents Program expedition shows a glimpse of a biological community at a Forecast Seamount vent site. Hydrothermal fluid temperatures were measured up to 200°C, one of the highest temperature vent systems known in the Mariana arc.

Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.

Keywords: geothermal | submarine volcano | vent


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