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

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A dandelion siphonophore anchored in place over a sandy bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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A brown jellyfish hovering over a sandy bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Oxidizing "stainless steel" release hook. Perhaps a remnant from an earlier exploratory expedition. Forming its own version of rusticles.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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White tip shark and amberjacks seen near surface by ROV
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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White tip shark and amberjacks seen near surface by ROV
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Deep sea fish seen in rock outcrop area with iron oxide staining
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Deep sea fish seen in rock outcrop area
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Deep sea fish seen in rock outcrop area with iron oxide staining
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Deep sea tripod fish seen on sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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White tip shark and amberjack seen near surface by ROV
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Deep sea fish seen over sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Deep sea fish seen over sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Deep sea fish seen over sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Deep sea tripod fish seen on sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Deep sea fish seen over sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Nautilus shell on seafloor. Seems to be part of material accumulating in depression.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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White tip shark and oceanic triggerfish
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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White tip shark and oceanic triggerfish
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Deep sea tripod fish seen on sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Small deep sea fish
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Deep sea tripod fish seen on sandy substrate
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Deep sea fish seen over rock outcrop
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Colony of small green octocorals on rock outcrop with one small colony of white corals as well.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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rock outcrop with small green corals on left - a coral stalk with brisingid starfish on right.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 10
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Large red shrimp with white sponge and yellow-stalked sea anemone with small bluish white sponges covering vertical face of rock outrcop. This is one of the higher diversity life form images from the Cayman Trench expedition. Small tubeworms are also seen on the vertical rock face and perhaps small corals .
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Tube worm with translucent stalked tunicate? 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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