After well over an hour of spooling line onto the deck of the R/V Roger Revelle, the hydrophone is finally recovered from the seafloor near West Mata.

Map showing West and East Mata Volcanoes in the NE Lau Basin. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: NE Lau Basin, NOAA-OER.

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Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: September 17 Log

Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: NE Lau Basin

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