Steeply dipping lava flow

A steeply dipping lava flow, at roughly 1000 m depth, is relatively barren of both sediment and biological life –part of the south flank of Murray seamount. Note the lone armored sea cucumber. Image courtesy of Exploring Alaska's Seamounts 2002, Geosciences, Oregon State University, NOAA/OER.

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