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

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Tube worm with translucent stalked on rock to left and grayish white sponges on rock. Legs of a pycnogonid sea spider are visible as well.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A large pycnogonid sea spider with tube worm, sponges, and translucent stalked tunicate.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A variety of life on an rock outcrop including a stalked sponge, translucent white sponges, at least one tube worm, and small green octocorals (look hard to find).
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A variety of life on an rock outcrop including a stalked sponge, translucent white sponges, at least one tube worm, and small green octocorals (look hard to find).
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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A gouge in the seafloor. What could cause this?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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A radial pattern reminiscent of lunar impact craters. However, probably caused by digging animals.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Radiating pattern in depression with burrow evident as well. A variety of animals plow up the seafloor and redistribute the sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Large holes in the sandy sediment probably caused by burrowing animals
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Closeup of large holes in the sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Closeup of large holes in the sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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A large hole in the sediment showing the capacity of these sorts of features to disturb surficial seafloor sediments.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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A large hole with what appears to be a tiny burrow at the bottom . The two red dots at the upper right are probably 10 cm apart. Thus the hole is at least a meter and probably more across.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Large holes and depressions in the sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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A large hole within a hole. The red dots are 10 cm apart. Thus the bottom "squared off" hole is at least a 1/3 of a meter cross, while the larger surrounding hole is more than a meter across.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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A holothurian on a mottled bright and dark sand sea floor.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A large stone and a mat of shells cover the bottom of a hole in the sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A linear gouge in the seafloor. What does this?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A large hole in the sediment at the top of a ridge.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A large hole with a large burrow continuing downward at its bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A hole with coarse shells and sediment as well as some marine vegetations covering its bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Small shells at the bottom of a hole in the sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A series of very deep, very large holes that appear to be interconnected.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A gouge in the sea floor that appears to be relatively old.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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The hole at the bottom of a hole. How far down does this hole go in the sediment ?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A comparatively gently sloping hole with coarse material at its bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Three lineal gouges in a row and a fourth trending in a different direction at the top of the image. Two reddish purple holothurians are crawling over the middle of the parallel gouges.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A large hole in the sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Shell and other biological detritus covering the bottom of a hole in the sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A large gouge and parallel ridge-like pile of material in the sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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A very deep vertical hole in the sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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A deep hole and a large mound. Rock is outcropping in the distance.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Hole with course detritus in the bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Large hole with streak of course detritus in bottom
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Shells and other biological detritus at bottom of hole in sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Small holes at the bottom of a sedimentary layer
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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An arcuate gouge leading into another lineal gouge in the sediments of the seafloor.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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What appears to be a burrow at the end of a lineal gouge with a pile of sedimentary material to the right of the gouge.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Three burrows in the sediment with the hint of a possible creature in the bottom middle burrow.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Maybe two legs of a brittle star poking out from a burrow.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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A pile of sediment with no hole or burrow apparent. What is the black material animate or inanimate?- to the left of the pile.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Random motion of some bottom crawling animal recorded in sand tracks.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Random motion of some bottom crawling animal recorded in sand tracks.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Large gouge in sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Large gouge in sediment with accompanying large pile of sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Large gouge in sediment with accompanying large pile of sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Two seemingly divergent tracks leading to the same gouge pattern in the surface sediments
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Large gouge in sediment
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Tube anemone in bottom of circular hole.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Sand dung pile amongst material that looks to be in bottom of hole.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Small holes with radial patterns extending outward from the hole
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13

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