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Dive 09: Asphalt Seep

Video of liquid asphalt seeping from the seafloor. Seen while exploring a site dubbed “Henderson Ridge Mid South,” at a depth of ~1,260 meters (4,134 feet).

 

Video courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Gulf of Mexico 2017.

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