A close-up image of a single Eumunida picta squat lobster perched on a live Lophelia pertusa thicket.

Join scientists in the latest in a series of expeditions to explore the submarine volcanoes of the Western Pacific. See the highlights, including daily logs, images and live video. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2012: NE Lau Basin, NOAA-OER.

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