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NOAA's Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Marine debris - strands of plastic found in the upper surface of the oceans. Various forms of plastic and other virtually indestructible artificial materials are now found throughout the world ocean.
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Marine debris - microchips of plastic permeating the upper surface of the ocean. These small chips and other debris can be ingested by small biota and lead either to their death or ultimately ending up in the food chain.
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Marine debris - strands of plastic found in the upper surface of the oceans. Various forms of plastic and other virtually indestructible artificial materials are now found throughout the world ocean.
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Marine debris - microchip of plastic on back of small shrimp.
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Marine debris - microchip of plastic on antenna of copepod.
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Flounder and hake larvae.
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Juvenile billfish
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Small seahorse caught in dredge haul.
2015
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A tiny larval octopus.
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Krill. These tiny animals are the main food source for many of the baleen whales.
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Halfbeak
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A teensy triggerfish (Ballistidae sp.)
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Chub (Kyphosus sp.)
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Halfbeak ((Hemiramphidae sp.). The long sword-like protrusion is the lower lip.
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A teensy triggerfish (Ballistidae sp.)
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A pretty little crab caught clinging to a piece of kelp.
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A beautiful seahorse.
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A tiny spoonarm octopus.
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Lanternfish and hatchetfish acquired in midwater trawl.
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Various fish, crustaceans captured in midwater trawl. The two largest fish appear to be cookie cutter sharks.
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Various fish, crustaceans captured in midwater trawl.
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Larval red snapper. Note the scale.
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch) hatchetfish & fangtooth
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch) fangtooth
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch) fangtooth
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The sorted results of a midwater trawl.
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Midwater fish including lanternfish and hatchetfish sorted onto one tray, crustaceans including a variety of shrimp onto another, squid onto another, and eels onto another in the ship's laboratory. Sorting Midwater Cobb Trawl catch
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Midwater fish including a fair-sized snipe eel seen on a sorting tray. Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Results of a shallow-water bottom dredge including an orange crab, small coral fragments, two small snails, and a possibly live triton snail with anemones growing on its shell.
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Midwater Cobb Trawl catch (juvenile reeffish)
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A tray full of small snails collected in a shallow-water environment.
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A tray full of small snails collected in a shallow-water environment. They look like mice if one imagines their antennae to be tails.
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Scientific staff on the NOAA Ship OSCAR ELTON SETTE sorting a mid-water trawl catch.
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A trayfull of small eels captured in a mid-water trawl including snipe eels and duckbill eels. Gulper eels and other smaller fish are also seen.
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Sorting Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Midwater Cobb Trawl (deep scattering layer night catch)
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Krill (Euphausiids) with phytoplankton (the green material) in their stomachs.
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Flat fish are larval Pacific sanddabs (Citharichthys sordidus) and the long skinny fish are larval anchovies (Engraulis mordax).
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Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) megalopae (larval).
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3 cm long deep water hatchetfish caught in the MOCNESS.
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A saury.
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Flying fish and a very small triggerfish.

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