Major Sampler at black smoker

Major water sample being taken from a black smoker on the Juan de Fuca Ridge. These samplers are used both in acidic systems, like black smoker chimneys, and in basic environments such as Lost City. To withstand hot, acidic fluids a lot of the parts on the samplers are made out of titanium. Image courtesy of University of Washington.

Related Links

The Lost City 2005

The Lost City: Sampling Technology

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery