View a slide show of some of the images collected by scientists in December of 2004, during the second leg of the Deep Water Macroalgal Meadows cruise. You can scroll through them one by one, or select the play button for an automatic slideshow. This page is best viewed in Netscape 7.1+ or Internet Explorer 5+.

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View a slide show of some of the Galapagos Rift marine life collected by scientist diving in the Alvin submersible. 
Submarine eruptions at mid-ocean ridges produce fresh lava flows like these "pillow" lavas, which form as lava slowly oozes out of a fissure


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Deep Water Macroalgal Meadows

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery