Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11880
Black smoker hydrothermal vents emitting high-chlorinity fluids were photographed at the "RM29" site at 18°10’S. This image was taken in November 1994 from the Japanese submersible Shinkai 6500. The axial crest of Segment J of the Southern East Pacific Rise consists of an asymmetrical shallow graben varying from 250 to 600 m wide with walls about 20 m high.
Image courtesy of NOAA Vents Program, 1994 (www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/chemistry/images/).
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