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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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Closeup of a Riftia tube worm's red gas exchange or 'plume' extending from its tube. The blurring to the left and right is caused by the vent fluids actively mixing with the seawater.
2011 July 23
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One of the largest concentrations of Riftia observed, with anemones and mussels colonizing in close proximity.
2011 July 23
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A thick pocket of young mussels inhabiting a cleft in the seafloor at the Tempus Fugit vent site.
2011 July 23
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A tight aggregation of Riftia tube worms blurred by hydrothermal fluids emanating from cracks in the rock. Several crabs and shrimp can be seen clinging to the tube structures.
2011 July 23
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Little Herc over an assemblage of Riftia tube worms.
2011 July 23
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Riftia tube worms at an active venting site.
2011 July 23
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Even here, at the edge of creation, human trash finds its way to the seafloor.
2011 July 22
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Two species of tube worms seen through shimmering hot venting water
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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A small prickly sponge?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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These small shells were seen throughout most of the area often times collecting in the bottom of holes and depressions.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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A fairly large tubeworm with a white gastropod shell in the left foreground.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A polychaete tubeworm forest almost looking like it was planted in neat rows.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small tubeworms protruding from a sandy bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Tubeworms with perhaps a small batfish in the upper right with tail towards camera. Shimmer in image might indicate proximity to venting.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Tube worms with shrimp? on rock outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A bluish sponge and small tube worms on a sediment covered black rock outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A xenophyophore, a large single-celled organism.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Serpulid worm.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Sand-covered serpulid worms?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A swimming polychaete worm?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Anemone attached to coral stalk? on hydrothermally altered rock face.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Purplish-balck anemone attached to rock outcrop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Glass sponge attached to rock outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Stalked white hexactinellida sponge
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Hexactinellida sponges growing on rock face. The bluish gray sponges are among the most abundant animals seen in this Mid-Cayman Rise environment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Sponge growing from rock face.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Hexactinellida sponge growing on sediment bridge between two large holes
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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White hexactinellida sponge growing on sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Brown sponge growing from junction of sediment-rock interface
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Clear anemone? corallomorphian? with white spots at tips of tentacles
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Large globular melon sponge
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Large globular melon sponge
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Clear anemone? corallomorphian? with white spots at tips of tentacles
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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White hexactinellida glass sponge known as a venus flower basket growing on sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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White hexactinellida glass sponge known as a venus flower basket growing on sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Globular melon sponge and blue gray sponges attached to rock wall
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Anemones? zooanthids? on what seems to be a very large dead coral branch in an area with little biota.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Frozen lava sheet flow
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small bamboo coral, porifera sponge knob, and cup corals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Blue gray sponges on a vitreous lava surface
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small sponges on vertical wall
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Odd translucent material? lifeform? protruding from rock face on sheet flow.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10

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