Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. White chimneys at Champagne vent site,NW Eifuku volcano. The chimneys are ~20 cm (8 in) across and ~50 cm(20 in) high, venting fluids at 103????C (217????F). Noticethe bubbles in the upper left side of the image.
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