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

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A bamboo coral bush with a large reddish shrimp.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Bamboo coral, a gorgonian coral, and numerous small gray sponges.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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A translucent anemonme, pycnogonid crab and tube worms in lower left, small sponges, a small bamboo coral, and a hydroid looking like a small tree in the lower right.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Bamboo whip coral and relatively large sponges (for this area) on a rock outcrop partially covered by white sand.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Small green octocorals colonizing a dead coral bush.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Small green octocorals colonizing a dead coral bush, a small bamboo coral bush , and small translucent octocorals. a White sponge is seen below the dead coral branch on the left.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A small bamboo coral in the background, small translucent octocorals in the foreground.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Translucent octocorals .
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A long-stemmed iridogorgia coral.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Looking through the spiral form of an iridogorgia coral.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A spiraling iridigorgia coral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A large bamboo coral bush and bluish gray small sponges on a rock outcrop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A half-dead looking coral bush trunk with white octocoral growing on the branches.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Beautiful white octocoral polyps
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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A translucent alcyonacean coral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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A translucent alcyonacean coral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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A translucent alcyonacean coral growing on a vertical shaft
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Brisingid starfish on rock outcrop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Large orange starfish on iron oxide stained outrcop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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A bivalve shell in a pit in the sediment. Most of these pits have relatively coarse debris lining the bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Purple holothurian on a woodfall on an iron oxide stained rock outcrop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Translucent blue holothurian
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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A purple translucent holothurian on a sandy seafloor
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A purple translucent holothurian on a sandy seafloor
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Large brisingid starfish
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Four purplish red holothurians in site at once. This many animals of any sort other than the hydrothermal vent sites was a rare site on the Cayman Trench expedition.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Swimming Spanish dancer holothurian.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Graceful white swimming holothurian over sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Large brittle star on seafloor
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Central body disk of large brittle star
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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White orange star fish with arms extended above surface
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Reddish purple holothurian with what appears to be a large dorsal fin.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Reddish purple holothurian with what appears to be a large dorsal fin.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Dung trails on the seafloor. Holothurians and other creatures such as acorn worms plow up the surface of the seafloor. Over thousands of years, it is probable that the whole surface of the seafloor is disturbed by such biological activity.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A lone brittle star on a sand and mud substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A lone white starfish next to a circular shaped dung heap.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A white starfish -partial view - on sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A white starfish on sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A white brittle star on a sand and mud substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Reddish purple holothurian with what appears to be a large dorsal fin.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Reddish purple holothurian with what appears to be a large dorsal fin.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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White gastropod in what seems to be the detritus in the bottom of a depression.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Purple holothurian on white sand substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Purple translucent holothurian proceeding to launch from seafloor
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Purple translucent holothurian swimming above seafloor
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Sand excrement seen in gut of purple translucent holothurian while swimming
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Purple translucent holothurian on seafloor. Unclear what the black lineal feature is that the holothurian seems to be on top of.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Ugly fat reddish pink holothurian on sand and shell sediment draped over rock outcrop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Unidentified translucent lifeform seen as ROV ascending to surface
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Unidentied translucent lifeform seen as ROV ascending to surface
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15

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