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Investigating Bacterial Mats
Video courtesy of MARUM, University of Bremen and NOAA-Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Download (mp4, 62.1 MB)

The Quest 4000 ROV manipulator arm is used to probe the manganese-encrusted mats. It is oftentimes difficult to visually discern the difference between black basaltic/silicic rock and the mats without investigation.

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