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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Catalog of Images

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Octopus in space between two large rocks. This octopus and several like it were observed at approximately 2500 meters.
2011 July 21
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Octopus in space between two large rocks. This octopus and several like it were observed at approximately 2500 meters.
2011 July 21
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Closeup of octopus in space between two large rocks. This octopus and several like it were observed at approximately 2500 meters.
2011 July 21
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Relatively small octopus and relatively large brittle star.
2011 July 21
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Small octopus with legs partially extended preparatory to swimming off.
2011 July 23
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Small octopus nestled between pillow lava tubes.
2011 July 23
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Small octopus nestled between pillow lava tubes.
2011 July 23
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Red squid observed in the water column
2011 July 20
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Umbrella jelly.
2011 July 20
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Brown squid observed in the water column nearing the limit of vision
2011 July 20
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Red squid observed in the water column
2011 July 21
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Brown squid observed in water column with siphonophore in foreground.
2011 July 21
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Red squid observed in the water column by the Seirios' camera. Large schools of squid were commonly seen in the 'twilight zone' on descent and ascent of the ROVs.
2011 July 21
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Deep sea fish in field of angular volcanic boulders interspersed with white sand .
2011 July 17
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A long thin halosaur on a rocky slope with numerous small primnoid coral colonies.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Abbysal scene with rock outcrops, white corals, and macrourid fish.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Orange fish, large crab in opening in rock, and small sponges on rock outcrop.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Orange fish, small sponges, and white corals on rock outcrop.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Orange fish, white squat lobsters, a large bamboo coral in center of image, numerous white corals, a large white urchin, a large brittle star, and a large macrourid fish.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A sea pen coral, a tongue fish on a sandy bottom, reddish squat lobsters, and a small white coral wtih black rock outcrops.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep-sea flat fish are well adapted to a benthic lifestyle. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep-sea flat fish are well adapted to a benthic lifestyle. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An unidentified species of eel peeks up at the ROV from its hole in the seafloor sand.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A large eel, small white corals, a white sea urchin, small brittle stars, and other biota in a field of black boulders.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A colorful unidentified fish in left center, a squat lobster in left foreground and a tongue fish in right foreground.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep-sea fish, such as this toadfish, have evolved bizarre morphological features as adaptations to this extreme enviroment. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep-sea fish, such as this toadfish, have evolved bizarre morphological features as adaptations to this extreme enviroment. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An antimora swimming, a tonguefish and a squat lobster on the sediment below.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An eel-like fish with a macrourid fish hidden in the rocks, a white sunflower sea star, and a red squat lobster.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An antimora swimming over a boulder field
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish, a red lithodid crab on the right, numerous small corals, and a few squat lobsters can be seen in this image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Two large eels and two gadiform fish are seen hovering over a rock bottom. At least six small squat lobsters can be seen and two small white sea stars. Numerous small white corals are seen. The white circular objects on the rock face are possibly brachiopods.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A number of deep sea fish on a sand bottom. The fish are all aligned in the same direction. Possibly a function of current in the area. The crab in lower left is oriented approximately 90 degrees from the preferred fish orientation.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish all oriented in nearly the same direction with similar body curvature. There is also an eel poking its head out of the sand to the left of the laser dots.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish on a cobble and sand bottom.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish on a boulder and sand bottom. At least four different species can be discerned.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An eel and a gadiform fish on a primarily rock bottom. The white objects are brachiopods attached to the rock surface. Small anemones and small corals are also seen adhering to the rock surface.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Eels, brachiopods, small corals, and a few orange scorpion fish are seen in this image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A gadiform fish, small corals, large brittles stars, and an eel on the right edge of the image are seen in this rock garden like image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Find the goosefish in the left foreground and the eel head poking out of the rock outcrop. A large shrimp in the right foreground , many brittle stars, and brachiopods.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A field of brachiopods and ophiuroids on the seafloor with several fish, corals and a seastar in view. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts. Notice the large anglerfish (aka goosefish) in the bottom center of the image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor)
2011 July 15
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An eel-like fish over pillow lavas.
2011 July 15
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A deep-sea skate glides through a cloud of diffused "smoke".
2011 July 15
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A deep-sea skate glide through the outskirts of a vent field.
2011 July 15
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A deep-sea skate glide through the outskirts of a vent field.
2011 July 15
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A deep sea fish swimming over the barely perceptible bottom.
2011 July 15
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A deep sea fish swimming over pillow lavas with pinking bacterial mat material. The smokey appearance is actually caused by proximity to hydrothermal vents spewing mineral-laden waters.
2011 July 16
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A deep sea fish swimming over pillow lavas with pinking bacterial mat material. The smokey appearance is actually caused by proximity to hydrothermal vents spewing mineral-laden waters. The edge of crevice seen here is a crack in the near vicinity of the Galapagos Ridge spreading center.
2011 July 19
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A deep-sea skate reminiscent of a stealth bomber glides through a cloud of diffused "smoke", i.e., mineral laden waters from hydrothermal vents.
2011 July 19

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