Comparison of rocks found at Davidson

Dr. Dave Clague, a geologist at MBARI, compares two volcanic rocks with a terrestrial rock -- all of which were collected near each other on the seamount. It is thought that terrestrial rocks may get transported with kelp holdfasts when the kelp is torn free in winter storms and carried far offshore. Image courtesy of Davidson Seamount Exploration 2002, NOAA/OER.

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