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

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Anemones, white tube worms, at least one Riftia pachyptila tube worm in right center next to white squat lobster, and perhaps white bacterial mat material between pillow lava structures.
2011 July 22
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Microbial and sponge material were found in pockets in the active portion of the Tempus Fugit vent field (live clam at center).
2011 July 22
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Microbial and sponge material were found in pockets in the active portion of the Tempus Fugit vent field. Clams and a brachyuran crab are seen associated with the bacterial material.
2011 July 22
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Microbial and sponge material were found in pockets in the active portion of the Tempus Fugit vent field. A live clam is seen in the left center.
2011 July 22
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A gelatinous mass of bacteria growing near a vent site.
2011 July 22
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Clam shells, riftia tube worms, and white bacterial mat material on rock surface.
2011 July 22
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At least two species of shrimp, yellow shelled mussels, a crab, and other life forms can be found in this image.
2011 July 22
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Siblonogid worms, limpets, mussels, a large translucent anemone with tentacles hanging down, a large pinkish brown scale worm, yellow mussels, large white clams, and numerous shrimp at a vent site with shimmering warm water. A high diversity of life at at vent site.
2011 July 22
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Siboglinid tube worms, a species not seen before on the Galapagos Rift, were found at Tempus Fugit vent field. A high density of limpets and a few shrimp are seen here also.
Pacific Ocean, Galapagos Rift 2011 July 22
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A fluffy bacterial? mat, white anemones, and a large feather duster worm.
2011 July 22
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Riftia tube worms, smaller siboglinid tube worms, yellowish mussels, small white anemones, scale worms,limpets, and shrimp all seen in this diverse hydrothermal vent community.
2011 July 22
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Large broken clam shells, a live clam in the bottom right corner, yellow mussel shells, small white tube worms, and white galatheid crabs.
2011 July 22
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Carpets of small (inch-long) anemones covered rock faces adjacent to the active venting in the Tempus Fugit vent field.
2011 July 22
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Carpets of small (inch-long) anemones covered rock faces adjacent to the active venting in the Tempus Fugit vent field. A polychaete worm is also seen in the left center.
2011 July 22
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Carpets of small (inch-long) anemones covered rock faces adjacent to the active venting in the Tempus Fugit vent field.
2011 July 22
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Carpets of small (inch-long) anemones covered rock faces adjacent to the active venting in the Tempus Fugit vent field.
2011 July 22
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Clam shells, small white tube worms, small white anemones, and a large white-faced fish.
2011 July 22
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Riftia tubeworms colonize diffuse vent habitats between broken pieces of lava. Small mussels, less than two inches, were growing in cracks adjacent to vent openings (lower right).
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms, small yellowish mussels in many of the cracks in the rocks, limpets, and shimmering warm water emanating from an active venting site.
2011 July 22
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Riftia tube worms colonize diffuse vent habitats between broken pieces of lava. Shimmering venting warm fluid is seen emanating upward through the tube worms.
2011 July 22
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Mussels, limpets and bacterial mat
2011 July 22
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Closeup of mussels with siphons extended for feeding. Limpets and a bristleworm are seen as well.
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms
2011 July 22
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Riftia pachyptila tube worms
2011 July 22
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Large fields of mostly dead clams surrounded the vent field. Living clams were also seen among the masses of empty shells.
2011 July 22
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Carpets of small (inch-long) anemones covered rock faces adjacent to the active venting in the Tempus Fugit vent field. Is the large covered shell mussel or clam?
2011 July 22
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Closeup of dead giant clams Calytogena magnifica at Tempus Fugit vent field.
2011 July 23
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Extensive beds of the giant clam Calyptogena magnifica were found in in abundance at Tempus Fugit vent field. A grenadier cruises over the clam bed. A barnacle covered rock is in lower left.
2011 July 23
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Large assemblage of Riftia pachyptila.
2011 July 23
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Small white anemones covering pillow lava as large pycnogonid crab forages
2011 July 23
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Small white anemones covering rock outcrops. Shrimp and crab can be seen as well.
2011 July 23
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Large assemblage of Riftia pachyptila with white anemones and white squat lobsters. Smoky appearance of water is fraom active vents and debris in water possibly from chemical precipitation of constituents of vent water upon cooling.
2011 July 23
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Squat lobsters and two large Riftia pachyptila tube worms seen behind curtain of shimmering hydrothermal waters.
2011 July 23
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Large assemblage of Riftia pachyptila with small white anemones and white brachyuran crabs.
2011 July 23
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Bed of live and dead giant clams in vicinity of hydrothermal venting.
2011 July 23
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Large white feather duster worm.
2011 July 23
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Large white feather duster worm.
2011 July 23
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Aggregation of large white feather duster worms. What appears to be a small pinkish worm is next to large tube in upper right quadrant.
2011 July 23
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Small white tube worms with siblonogid tube worms.
2011 July 23
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Polychaete diversity; a scale worm clings to rock also inhabited by smaller feather duster worms.
2011 July 23
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Close-up of the 'plume' extending out of a Riftia pachyptila hard tube. The bright red coloring is due to complex hemoglobin within the plume used to transport oxygen through the worm's respiratory system. Note also the similar structure on the siboglinid tube worm just above the riftia tube worm.
2011 July 23
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Riftia pachyptila tube worm with plume extended, smaller siblonogid tube worm above, limpets, and vent shrimp.
2011 July 23
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Closeup of siblonogid tube worm.
2011 July 23
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Riftia tube worm with siboglinid tube worms, smaller polychaete feather duster worm tubes, smaller white tube worms, white limpets, and shrimp at a vent site.
2011 July 23
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Clambed with many dead clams amongst pillow lavas. White tube worms and small white anemones are also seen.
2011 July 23

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