Seafloor Carbonate

Image shows rubble on the seafloor covered in loose sediments

Detailed Description

A carbonate reef, made up of various pieces of carbonate rock covered in sediment. The carbonate likely formed when methane-eating bacteria in the sediments caused the environment to become alkaline, resulting in carbonate precipitating out to form the rocks.


Image Dimensions: 5120 x 2880

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Location Taken: US