subbottom map

This sub-bottom profile shows a fluid and gas expulsion site with a highly reflective sea floor. The red area on top of the mound exhibits the high reflectivity characteristic of hardbottom areas. The "veins" converging near the peak of the mound provide pathways for the movement of fluid and gas to the sea-floor surface. Image courtesy of Harry Roberts, LSU.

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