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Brothers volcano vent

Brothers volcano vent

These fish, long-necked barnacles and shrimps, living at a depth of around 1,300 metres, are bathed in fluids coming from vents in the Brothers volcano. Located 400 kilometres north-east of White Island, this is New Zealand’s most active submarine volcano. The photograph was taken during a combined GNS Science and JAMSTEC (Japan Agency for Marine–Earth Science and Technology) expedition in October 2004, using a deep-sea submersible.

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Ashley Rowden, 'Sea floor - Vents and seeps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8958/brothers-volcano-vent (accessed 17 September 2019)

Story by Ashley Rowden, published 12 Jun 2006