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New vent site discovered in Lau Basin

Based on a story filed by Bryan Nichols, shipboard journalist


White-topped waves. Image courtesy of C. Goddard The CTD rosette on the sea surface. Image courtesy of E. Diurba Jason is launched from the ship. Image courtesy of B. Nichols Vent mussels. Image courtesy of D. Desbruyeres. A plume of what looks like smoke billows up from the seafloor. Image courtesy of D. Desbruyeres