Mineral-laden water emerging from a hydrothermal vent

Mineral-laden water emerging from a hydrothermal vent

Detailed Description

Mineral-laden water emerging from a hydrothermal vent on the Niua underwater volcano in the Lau Basin, southwest Pacific Ocean. As the water cools, minerals precipitate to form tower-like “chimneys.” Image taken during 2016 cruise “Virtual Vents.”  

Details

Image Dimensions: 1800 x 1013

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Location Taken: US