These microbial mats are similar in composition to those as seen at the Yellow Top Vent site.

White flocculent mats in and around the extremely gassy, high-temperature (>100°C, 212°F) white smokers at Champagne Vent. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.


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Submarine Ring of Fire 2004

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