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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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Dead mussel shells in the vicinity of an extinct hydrothermal vent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Dead mussel shells in the vicinity of an extinct hydrothermal vent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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The seafloor littered with dead mussel shells
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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"Chemosynthetic" shrimp and tubeworms observed at a hydrothermal field. These animals, relying on symbiotic chemosynthetic bacteria, derive energy from chemical processes occurring at hydrothermal vents or seeps on the seafloor, unlike most other life on Earth which relies upon energy from the sun and is termed photosynthetic life.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August
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Shrimp, snails, and tube worms at a hydrothermal vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shrimp, snails, and tube worms at a hydrothermal vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Tip of a tube worm seen with snails and probably white bacteria speckling rock on upper left of image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Curled tube worm shells with tip of worm protruding from end. Snails are also seen at this vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Translucent tip of a worm tube protruding out from a crack in the rocks.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Tube worms, shrimp, and hydrothermally altered rocks at a vent or seep site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Tube worms, shrimp, and hydrothermally altered rocks at a vent or seep site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Tube worms, shrimp and snails cover hydrothermally rocks at a vent or seep site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Tube worms, shrimp and snails cover hydrothermally rocks at a vent or seep site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Large white shrimp with white material or organ in their head area and small snails in the vicinity of a small vent. Smaller shrimp are also seen in this image. The gray material covering the rock face above the large shrimp agglomeration is possible of biological origin.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A rusty can.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A plastic swizzle stick.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A purplish red anemone makes its home on a cardboard? material. It is unclear whether the strings leading to the upper left are of natural or anthropogenic origin.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A coconut lying on the seafloor.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A deteriorating tree branch on the seafloor.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A large white squat lobster, a pink spotted holothurian, and a white tubeworm shell colonized by hydroids make this tree branch home.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A pink spotted holothurian seems to be barely hanging on to this tree branch.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - A large white squat lobster uses a cardboard trashfall as habitat.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - a beer bottle lies below a large white vase sponge.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 13
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Marine debris - tree branch log with agglomerations of pteropod triangular shells adhering to sides.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Marine debris - a man-made plank with what appears to be a metal fastener at its left end.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 14
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Marine debris - a sawed off wood block that has sunk to the bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15

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