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

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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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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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