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

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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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Distinct trail cutting across seafloor
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Hummocky mounds in sediment caused by either biological or geological activity
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Light-colored mud trail that abruptly ends (perhaps begins) on darker colored substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Course material in shallow oval hole
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Consolidated sandstone or ash cliff with deep sea fish cruising just below the cliff face.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Consolidated sandstone or volcanic ash cliff
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Consolidated sandstone or volcanic ash cliff
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Consolidated sandstone or volcanic ash cliff
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Consolidated sandstone or volcanic ash cliff. Look closely and some of the bedding can be seen.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Rock rubble, outcrops and sand and mud covering part of the rock material. The sand and mud has been disturbed by biological activity in the lower right quarter of the image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Partially sediment covered rock outcrop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Sediment covered rock in a scene reminiscent of a winter snowfall. The white specks are in fact marine snow, organic remains of animals living far above in the photic zone and the various creatures that feed on materials sinking to the bottom of th sea.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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A rock outcrop being covered by sediment.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Angular boulders that have never been subjected to surface erosion being slowly covered by sediment. At least one fairly large white creature is seen on a rock outcrop in the middle right of this image. Can you find it?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Ridge top with strange emaciated appearing coral bush and equally strange rock outcrop (or is it the remains of a large object of biological origin). Either way, no feature of this sort (the vertical object in the center of the image) was seen in any other image of the Cayman expedition.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Cloudy water with relatively large amount of white material possibly indicates proximity to hydrothermal venting
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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Assemblage of material in water column - sediment or biological in origin?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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Pebbly substrate with iron oxide - seemingly devoid of life
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Large, apparently hydrothermally altered boulder
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Broken flat slabs of rock (sheet lava?) on side of ridge
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Rock outcrop with large block having orthogonal surfaces
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Rock outcrop nearly, if not totally, devoid of life
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 8
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Rock outcrop with some small life forms and pile of shells and other biological debris next to its base
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Jagged rock outcrop with stunted coral bush at top and other very small life forms (note white hairlike material at top of outcrop) and black objects to right.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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White clay-like appearing material in crevasse between two very rugose opposing rock surfaces
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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White clay-like appearing material adjacent to highly rugose rock surface. There appear to be a number of coral bushes at the top center of the image and also to the left of the clay-like material. Bluish gray sponges are also seen on the rock walls.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Bluish gray sponges seen in a rock crevasse between two adjacent rock outcrops covered with clay-like material
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Bluish gray sponges seen along a rock wall
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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A rock pillar covered on top with clay-like material and on its sides with bluish-gray sponges. Also, the corals seen on the side of this feature are some of the largest seen on the Mid-Cayman Rise expedition.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Broken sheet lava slabs covered on broken edges covered with small life forms
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Broken sheet lava slabs covered on broken edges covered with small life forms
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Broken sheet lava slabs covered on broken edges covered with small life forms. One relatively large translucent sponge is seen in the bottom center and a relatively large tube worm (white object to right of sponge) is seen in image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Broken sheet lava slabs covered on broken edges covered with small life forms. Greyish brown material on margins of sheet lava appears to be a life form.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Beautiful swirl in lava reminiscent of pahoehoe lava.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Beautiful swirl in lava reminiscent of pahoehoe lava.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Broken jumbled mass of hydrothermally altered rocks indicating possible proximity to hydrothermal venting.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Swarm of shrimp near hydrothermal vent. Look closely to see head of small deep sea fish near left top of image. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Swarm of shrimp near hydrothermal vent. Look closely to see head of small deep sea fish near left top of image and right bottom corner. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Mass of shrimp in close proximity to hydrothermal venting. Note small fish just above densest swarm of shrimp. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Edge of huge vent orifice. Both small deep sea fish and shrimp can be seen in lower quarter of image with hydrothermally altered rocks apparent near vent. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Two species of vent shrimp are seen in this image - the larger white with white shining eyes and two of a smaller species with yellow eyes seen to left of main swarm. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Hydrothermally altered rock nearly devoid of life although some shrimp can be seen to left of white rock. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Swarm of shrimp with tails of two fish seen on the bottom left edge and right bottom corner edge. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5

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