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

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Hydrothermal mound covered with shrimp and fish. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Shimmering water indicates vent orifice with white shrimp closest to vent, smaller red and yellow spotted shrimp further from vent , and at least one fish peering out from hole in rocks. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Closeup of reddish outlying shrimp with green (eggs?) top. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Looking down the orifice of a very large hydrothermal vent. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Two clam shells and a squat lobster carapace onhydrothermally altered rock. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Single large tube worm seen at hydrothermal site with clam shell on hydrothermally altered rock. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Shrimp agglomeration near vent. Eel-like fish staked out his territory on rock devoid of shrimp. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Two, possibly three species of shrimp, and the tale of a fish in a hole. Large red and green shrimp to left seems to be over something that appears "fuzzy". White gastropods are on rock face close to fish tail. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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A grayish white shrimp, white gastropods, and a thin covering of white material that is possibly part of a bacterial mat. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Hydrothermal mound with active vents covered with white shrimp and numerous eel-like fish. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 5
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Shimmering water shows location of hydrothermal vent with agglomeration of shrimp and hydrothermally altered rock. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Closeup of white shrimp and white fish. Are the fishes eyes functional or is this a blind fish? At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Pinkish red shrimp and small white gastropods near vent. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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White shrimp living near vent. Is the one small shrimp a different species or a young shrimp of the same species? At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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A single curlicue tube worm. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Tube worms seemingly on the periphery of the vent field growing in a pile of hydrothermally altered rocks. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Worm extended for feeding from long curling tube. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Worm extended for feeding from long curling tube. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Worm extended for feeding from long curling tube. As opposed to terrestrial tree trunk or even "trunk" of large branching corals, the secured end of the tube worm becomes progressively narrower as its "root" end is approached.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Curlicue end of tube worm near "root" end. Does the curling have any significance to the survival of the animal?
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Mussel shells on seafloor indicating earlier hydrothermal venting in this area. No live mussels or clams were observed at a vent site during this expedition.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 6
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Shrimp agglomeration at vent site. Note relatively large eel-like fish on left of image. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Top of hydrothermal vent with shimmering water emanating from orifice. Huge agglomeration of shrimp at this vent location. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Hydrothermal chimney spire with shrimp agglomeration at top. Blue spots seem to be camera anomaly as opposed to any sort of living material. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp and eels at hydrothermal vent site. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp spire at the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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An agglomeration of shrimp (Rimicaris sp.?) at the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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At least two species of shrimp near a vent at the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent. The white shrimp are possibly Rimicaris sp. while the red shrimp may be a predator species.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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At least two species of shrimp near a vent at the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent. The white shrimp are possibly Rimicaris sp. while the red and green shrimp may be a predator species.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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Shrimp spire and numerous eels at the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent. The white shrimp are possibly Rimicaris sp.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Red and green shrimp that might be a predator species while white shrimp tend to gather closer to warm water emanating from vents. On hydrothermally altered rock at Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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Although not in vicinity of a hydrothermal vent, iron oxide stained hydrothermally altered rock material is indicative of past hydrothermal activity in this area. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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Single tube worm near hydrothermal vent site. The tube worms discovered on Mount Dent were the first discovered in the Atlantic Ocean associated with hydrothermal activity. Worm extended for feeding. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Single tube worm near hydrothermal vent site. The tube worms discovered on Mount Dent were the first discovered in the Atlantic Ocean associated with hydrothermal activity. Worm retracted into tube. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Single tube worm near hydrothermal vent site. The tube worms discovered on Mount Dent were the first discovered in the Atlantic Ocean associated with hydrothermal activity. Worm retracted into tube. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Tube worm near hydrothermal vent site with spiral tube near base. The tube worms discovered on Mount Dent were the first discovered in the Atlantic Ocean associated with hydrothermal activity. Worm partially extended. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Large fish barely visible in center of image on hydrothermally altered rocks in vicinity of Von Damm vent field.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) at Von Damm vent field. Fish appears to be in attack mode with mouth wide open to obtain food.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) at Von Damm vent field. Fish painted with laser appears to be about 12 cm long.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent. Water must be fairly cool as shrimp as shrimp appear to be congregating in vicinity of vent orifice (where shimmering water is coming out of). Two red dots near fish are 10 cm apart indicating this particular fish is approximately 25 to 30 cm long.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp agglomeration on hydrothermal spire. White shrimp are possibly Rimicaris sp. while one large red shrimp is seen in image. A few eels are also visible. At the Von Damm vent field on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent. Shimmering water is venting hydrothermal fluid estimated to be about 100 C.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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White shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent and smaller reddish shrimp with green head.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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White shrimp (possibly Rimicaris sp.) on hydrothermal chimney at Von Damm vent site on Mount Dent and smaller reddish shrimp with green head.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Huge 3-foot orifice of hydrothermal vent at the Von Damm vent site. By comparison, by one measure the Old Faithful orifice is 3-feet across. Notice the vent shrimp in upper right.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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Huge 3-foot orifice of hydrothermal vent at the Von Damm vent site. By comparison, by one measure the Old Faithful orifice is 3-feet across.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7

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