Examining bucket of seafloor sediment collected off southeast Alaska

3 men leaning over big yellow metal grab bucket on the deck of a ship. Dark sediment is visible inside bucket

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USGS research geophysicist Danny Brothers (right) and colleagues examine the surface of a sediment grab sample just pulled onto the deck of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully. The sample was collected from the top of a mud volcano north of the border between southeast Alaska and British Columbia. Expedition scientists are investigating the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault to better understand its history and the hazards it poses to coastal communities in the U.S. and Canada.

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Image Dimensions: 2448 x 3264

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Location Taken: Canadian Coast Guard Ship John P. Tully, Pacific Ocean offshore of southeast Alaska, AK, US