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Shrimp swimming above a hydrothermally active vent within basalt on the Southern East Pacific Rise (near 17° 27’ S) were photographed in November 1994 from the Japanese submersible Shinkai 6500. Shrimp and crabs were seen going in and out of similar cracks in this area. Lava flows from a recent volcanic eruption were observed in 1994 along segment K of the Southern East Pacific Rise.  Image courtesy of NOAA Vents Program, 1994 (www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/chemistry/images/).

Shrimp swimming above a hydrothermally active vent within basalt on the Southern East Pacific Rise (near 17° 27’ S) were photographed in November 1994 from the Japanese submersible Shinkai 6500. Shrimp and crabs were seen going in and out of similar cracks in this area. Lava flows from a recent volcanic eruption were observed in 1994 along segment K of the Southern East Pacific Rise.

Image courtesy of NOAA Vents Program, 1994 (www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/chemistry/images/).

Keywords: submarine volcano | hydrothermal | lava


Southern EPR-Segment K