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

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A field of extinct sulfide chimneys, several meters high, rise above the surrounding seafloor. The pink staining is a combination of biological and chemical processes.
2011 July 17
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Apex of extinct sulfide chimney, several meters high, rises above the surrounding seafloor. The coloration is a combination of biological and chemical processes.
2011 July 17
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Inactive sulfide chimneys along the pinnacle of one tall extinct sulfide spire. It is likely that these once had billows of superheated hydrothermal fluid emanating from them. They form when minerals in the hot fluid precipitate out upon contact with seawater.
2011 July 17
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Inactive sulfide chimneys along the pinnacle of one tall extinct sulfide spire. It is likely that these once had billows of superheated hydrothermal fluid emanating from them. They form when minerals in the hot fluid precipitate out upon contact with seawater.
2011 July 17
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Inactive sulfide chimneys along the pinnacle of one tall extinct sulfide spire. It is likely that these once had billows of superheated hydrothermal fluid emanating from them. They form when minerals in the hot fluid precipitate out upon contact with seawater. This is the summit of a 10+ meter high extinct chimney.
2011 July 17
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Rugged lava cliff face with small tube worms and white holothurian
2011 July 17
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Microscopic microbial material often lines cracks and vent openings in the basaltic seafloor lava following volcanic eruptions.
2011 July 18
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Microscopic microbial material often lines cracks and vent openings in the basaltic seafloor lava following volcanic eruptions.
2011 July 18
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Bacterial mat covering basaltic rocks and white vent crabs
2011 July 18
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Vent shrimp and crabs on rock covered with microbial material
2011 July 18
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Vent shrimp on gray rock surface
2011 July 18
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Smooth fairly new black shiny lava overlying angular lava boulder field.
2011 July 18
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Small anemones and small tube worms on rock race
2011 July 18
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Pillow lavas overlying angular rock face in relatively biota poor area
2011 July 18
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Lone lava boulder lying on ridge of angular volcanic rock.
2011 July 18
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Dead broken clam shells indicating an area of previous hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 18
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An open lava tube. This collapsed feature often occurs when the outer edges of a flow are quickly cooled by contact with seawater. The insulated lava inside remains viscous and eventually recedes, creating a void.
2011 July 18
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Antipatharian sea whip coral colonizing area of large pillow lava formations. Red shrimp seen to left of base of coral.
2011 July 19
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Hydrothermal 'smoke", really mineral-laden vent fluids, rising into water column at Tempus Fugit vent field.
2011 July 19
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In a hydrothermal venting fog cloud with much particulate matter raining down.
2011 July 19
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A Brachyuran crab rests on rock near a site of diffused venting. These blind crabs are typically found inhabiting mussel beds close to hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 19
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Microscopic microbial material often lines cracks and vent openings in the basaltic seafloor lava following volcanic eruptions. This area has a particularly interesting pattern of microbial coverage.
2011 July 19
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Shrimp and crabs colonizing a rock outcrop at a diffuse venting site.
2011 July 19
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Brachyuran crabs rest on rock near a site of diffused venting. These blind crabs are typically found inhabiting mussel beds close to hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 19
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Brachyuran crabs are seen on a rock surface near a site of diffused venting. These blind crabs are typically found inhabiting mussel beds close to hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 19
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A pinkish fish and a blind Brachyuran crab seen near a site of diffused venting.
2011 July 19
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A Brachyuran crab rests on rock near a site of diffused venting. These blind crabs are typically found inhabiting mussel beds close to hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 19
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A Brachyuran crab rests on rock near a site of diffused venting. These blind crabs are typically found inhabiting mussel beds close to hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 19
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Hydrothermal venting as noted by shimmering water, Riftia pachyptila tube worms, and carpets of small anemones covering bare basalt surface.
2011 July 22
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Agglomeration of white brachyuran crabs on outskirts of vent field. Pillow lavas either hydrothermally altered or covered with either chemical material or bacterial mat.
2011 July 19
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Field of rounded pillow lavas near hydrothermal vent site.
2011 July 19
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Hydrothermally altered lava either near active vent site or perhaps at extinct vent site.
2011 July 22
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An open lava tube. This collapsed feature often occurs when the outer edges of a flow are quickly cooled by contact with seawater. The insulated lava inside remains viscous and eventually recedes, creating a void.
2011 July 20
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An open lava tube. This collapsed feature often occurs when the outer edges of a flow are quickly cooled by contact with seawater. The insulated lava inside remains viscous and eventually recedes, creating a void.
2011 July 20
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An open lava tube. This collapsed feature often occurs when the outer edges of a flow are quickly cooled by contact with seawater. The insulated lava inside remains viscous and eventually recedes, creating a void.
2011 July 20
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Spaghetti worms cover a basalt rock surface
2011 July 20
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Spaghetti worms and a large red shrimp on a basalt rock surface
2011 July 20
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An open lava tube. This collapsed feature often occurs when the outer edges of a flow are quickly cooled by contact with seawater. The insulated lava inside remains viscous and eventually recedes, creating a void.
2011 July 20
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An eel pout over a relatively smooth lava bottom in the vicinity of hydrothermal venting as the water is murky and filled debris, perhaps chemical precipitates from vent water.
2011 July 20
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A lava collapse feature in the vicinity of a hydrothermal vent. Murky water with much material probable result of hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 20
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A field of ropy pahoehoe lava that exhibited apparent laminar flow
2011 July 20
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Clam bed in vicinity of venting
2011 July 22
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Image dominated by two large Riftia pachyptila tube worms with a large anemone in right bottom center, a few siblonogid worms on bottom right, many greenish limpets, a few vent shrimp, and some yellow mussels in crack in upper left and elsewhere.
2011 July 22
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Image dominated by a large Riftia pachyptila tube worms and a large green anemone in the center, a few siblonogid worms on the right edge, many
2011 July 22
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Siboglinid tube worms, perhaps a species not observed before on the Galapagos Rift, were found at Tempus Fugit vent field. Numerous limpets are also seen in this image.
2011 July 22
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Riftia tube worms and a carpet of small white anemones.
2011 July 22
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A large headed eel pout like fish
2011 July 22
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An open lava tube. This collapsed feature often occurs when the outer edges of a flow are quickly cooled by contact with seawater. The insulated lava inside remains viscous and eventually recedes, creating a void.
2011 July 23
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Yellow sulfites? bacterial material covering rock? and a white tube worm.
2011 July 22
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White tube worms and a few anemones on pillow lavas with a large eel pout in the foreground.
2011 July 22

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