Marianas Trench Marine National Monument

Collage of three photos: crabs and shrimp underwater, white fish and tan mussels underwater; an aqua-blue underwater steam vent

Marianas Trench Marine National Monument

Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, clockwise from bottom left: Galatheid crabs and shrimp graze on bacterial filaments on mussel shells; tropical fish and corals inhabit an area nicknamed “the aquarium”; superheated spring water spews from Champagne Vent into cold ocean water to form bubbles of liquid carbon dioxide.
Image
Photo By/Credit
NOAA Submarine Ring of Fire 2004
Ecosystem
Marine
Media Usage Rights/License
Public Domain
Subject tags
Marine ecology
Marine environments