Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. White smoky vent fluid rises out ofsmall sulfur chimneys at Northwest Eifuku volcano. This area wasnamed Champagne vent because bubbles of liquidCO2 were rising out of the seafloor.
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