Contact: Lisa Merkl
University of Houston
Caption: Will Sager (left of center, white polo shirt), lead author on the Nature Geoscience study confirming Tamu Massif as the world's largest volcano, waits to inspect a core sample drilled on IODP Expedition 324 (Shatsky Rise Formation) while IODP technicians prepare to cut it.
Credit: Image courtesy Integrated Ocean Drilling Program/U.S. Implementing Organization [IODP-USIO]
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