Pacific Ring of Fire Expedition. The R/V Thomas G. Thompson holding stationover Maug caldera while the crew prepares to deploy ROPOS.The Thompson is 86 meters from bow to stern (274 ft).
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