A black smoker chimney named 'Boardwalk' emitting hydrothermal fluids in the northeastern Pacific Ocean at a depth of 7,260 feet.

A black smoker chimney named ‘Boardwalk’ emitting 644°F (340°C) hydrothermal fluids in the northeastern Pacific Ocean at a depth of 7,260 feet (2,200 m). Microbes grow within and on the surface of such mineral formations. Image courtesy of James F. Holden, UMass Amherst.

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