A pinnacle rises to 167 meters below the surface.

This pinnacle rises to 167 m below the surface. The coiled up pink masses are basket sea stars (about 50 cm across). A myriad of small fish, probably wrasses, swarm around the top of Pinnacle Cone. Turbulence around the top of the structure attracts all the suspension feeders that feed on plankton. Image courtesy of Submarine Ring of Fire 2004 Exploration, NOAA Vents Program.


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