Gas-tight Bottles

Gas-tight bottles readied for deployment. The titanium bottles withstand the harsh vent environment. The small snorkel is deployed within the vent orifice and the bottle is then "triggered" to immediately suck in vent fluid. Vent fluid temperatures are taken before sampling. Image courtesy of University of Washington.

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