Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. This plankton net is being deployed to collectnear-surface plankton in Maug caldera. The net is about2 m (6.5 ft) long and has a mesh size of 236 microns (0.25 mm or .01 inch).
Date: 2004 April
Credit: Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration; Dr. Bob Embley, NOAA PMEL, Chief Scientist
Location: Mariana Arc region, Western Pacific Ocean
Subject: Ocean exploration