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Jason II measures the temperature of the sulfur pond (187°C, 370°F) and then takes a sample of the molten sulfur with a homemade ladle made from a coffee can attached to a long pole. By the time the can is lifted to take a look at it, the sulfur is already solidified. Video courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.

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Submarine Ring of Fire 2006

Submarine Ring of Fire 2006: May 4 Log

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery