Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. Shrimp and crabs living near the summitof Northwest Rota-1 volcano graze bacterial mats on the rocksat hydrothermal vents. They also have to watch out forvolcanic eruptions at this active submarine 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