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

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Stalked sponge in a barren landscape of white sand sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Closeup of stalked sponge in barren landscape with single small crustacean on stalk
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Sponges on broken angular blocks of basalt
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A large globular sponge.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Closeup of the sponge surface in image expl6657
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Closeup of large white anemone.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Stalked sponge?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Looking down on a large white anemone.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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A large stalked sponge.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Part of a dead sponge?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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White sponge with eel-like fish in background on sandy sea floor.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Sea anemone on sand cliff
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Sea anemone on sand cliff
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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A lone somewhat stunted coral bush
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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A lone coral bush on hydrothermally altered rock
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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A whip coral with a small sponge at the base of the rock outcrop. A holothurian is to the left on the sandy sea floor.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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A bed of dead mussels indicating possible past hydrothermal activity. Broken coral bushes give an impression of some underwater cataclysm having occurred here.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Small green octocorals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Bamboo coral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Closeup of octocoral polyps on bamboo coral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Bamboo octocoral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Small bamboo coral bush in area of angular volcanic blocks partially covered by sand and mud.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Bamboo coral contrasted with dark volcanic rock.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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A well camouflaged pen coral tht nearly blends into the color of the bottom sediment. Notice the large extended octocoral polyps.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Remnants of a dead coral bushes that looks like dry desert brush. What broke these bushes?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Dead coral bush. This like the bushes in image expl6678 seems to be devoid of any colonizing life.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A small bamboo coral in an area of broken sheet flows and heavy sand sedimentation.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A small bamboo coral anchored to a large volcanic boulder.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A small bamboo coral bush anchored to a volcanic boulder. The boulder surface appears to be dark and shiny enough to be obsidian, a form of volcanic glass.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A lone, somewhat stunted, iridigorgia coral on a rock and sand slope.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Coral bush with attached brachiopods? and large brisingid starfish. The black rock outcrop looks like fresh glassy obsidian.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Coral bush with attached brachiopods? and large brisingid starfish.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A large bamboo coral bush with one attached anemone.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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White bamboo corals, a large brisingid sea star, and a yellow coral bush. It appears that the yellow coral bush is dead and has been colonized by zooanthids.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small green octocorals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Reminiscent of a winter scene, marine snow falling in the background, a red somewhat skimpy paragorgia coral, small green octocorals, and white sediment covering black volcanic rocks. A number of small grayish white sponges can also be seen.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A skimpy red paragorgia coral with a small white feather star crinoid seen against a black volcanic rock background. Translucent clear octocorals are seen on the left center edge of the image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A small white feather star crinoid clinging to branches of a red paragorgia coral.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small clear octocorals attached to a vertical rock surface.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small green octocorals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small green octocorals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small green octocorals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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An iridogorgia coral, among the largest of octocorals encountered in the deep sea.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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An iridogorgia coral, among the largest of octocorals encountered in the deep sea.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A white bamboo coral, a red gorgonian coral, and tribbles. Just kidding, they are probably holothurians. Bluish gray sponges are on the rock outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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A white bamboo coral and numerous small sponges. The creature along the right center edge of the image might be a whitish gray crinoid.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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A vertical wall with bamboo corals, a red gorgonian coral, small bluish-gray sponges, and two odd white creature in the bottom center that might be holothurians. This is the same type of animal as seen in expl6698.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Bamboo corals and small sponges on a rock outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Bamboo corals and small sponges on a rock outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Bamboo coral with delicate polyps extended. Note the bands on the coral branches which are characteristic of bamboo corals.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11

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