Large chimneys discovered at Fonualei Rift. The site was named Laloa Kakai today by the Submarine Ring of Fire 2012 exploration team, which translates to “tall people” in Tongan.

Large chimneys discovered at Fonualei Rift. The site was named Laloa Kakai today by the Submarine Ring of Fire 2012 exploration team, which translates to “tall people” in Tongan. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: NE Lau Basin, NOAA-OER.

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