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

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Bent over Venus flower vase hexactinnelida Igor
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Bristleworm on Venus flower vase sponge
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small translucent sponges on rock wall
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Small translucent sponges on rock wall and small bamboo coral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Small translucent sponges on rock wall
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Small translucent sponges on rock wall with large porifera rough knob sponge and small bamboo corals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Round fringed porifera sponge
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Sponges adhering only to rock surfaces on mostly sediment covered rock wall.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Sponges adhering only to rock surfaces on mostly sediment covered rock wall.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Sponges adhering only to rock surfaces on mostly sediment covered rock wall on opposite sides of crevice.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Alcyonacean Anthomastus sp. coral
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Ceriantharian tube anemone
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Ceriantharian tube anemone
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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White sea anemones with white sponge at end of stalk
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Closeup of white sea anemones on stalk
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A ceriantharian tube anemone with its column buried in sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A relatively large ceriantharian tube anemone close to 30 cm across from tip of tentacles to tips of tentacles.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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A beautiful white glass sponge seemingly out of place in this stark environment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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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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