Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. Tropical fish swim by rocks coatedwith white bacterial mat . Unlike the fish, the bacterial mat is dependent onthe chemical energy provided by seafloor hot springsventing near the top of East Diamante volcano.
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