|The carbonate structures at the Lost City Field include these spires stretching 90
feet tall. The white, sinuous spine is freshly deposited carbonate material. Added
digitally to this image are the remotely operated vehicles Hercules and Argus that
were used to explore the hydrothermal vent field during an expedition in 2005 funded
by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Credit: Kelley, U of Washington, IFE, URI-IAO, NOAA