The scientist observe a rare sight, overlap of chemosynthetic and photosynthetic communities.

Red-green algae and fine white 'beards' of bacterial mat cover the lava blocks at 200 meters water depth (~650 feet). Here we are observing a rare sight: an overlap of the chemosynthetic and photosynthetic communities. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program

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