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When Jason tries to sample a rock, it sinks through the thin crust on the lake of molten sulfur and a crab barely survives the experience! At the end of the dive we found that part of the Jason frame had also broken through this crust and was coated in sulfur. Video courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.

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Submarine Ring of Fire 2006

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