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University of Houston

William Sager, 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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