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Published on Jan 8, 2007
The science party was incredulous, and a bit giddy, when they first realized that liquid sulfur was bubbling up from this pit (later named Sulfur Cauldron) at the Mariana Arc Daikoku volcano, during the Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 expedition.
Footage captured by the Jason remotely operated vehicle, which is operated by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution as part of the National Deep Submergence Facility which is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and NOAA.
Video courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2006 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.