Rainbow (10/18-10/19)


Why "Rainbow" is called what it is!

Note the various color patterns of oxidized metals and bacterial mats.

Smoker Vents

These plumes of smoke come from the center of the Earth.
They are composed of various elements like manganese, iron,
and sulfur.

Shrimp on the vents

These small shrimp were only recently discovered. We think
that they have chemosynthetic bacteria in their gills.

More smoker photos

panoramic view of a 4.4m tall vent