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

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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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Looking through shimmering hot hydrothermal fluids at white "stuff". Probably agglormeration of vent shrimp as seen and visually distorted in image expl6947 and expl6981.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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A single pinkish red shrimp with a green head in the vicinity of the Von Damm vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Vent shrimp. The lower center shrimp is laden with green eggs.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Looking through the shimmering water of a hydrothermal vent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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A vent spire at the Von Damm vent site is a veritable condominium for zoarcid fish. Rimicaris sp. shrimp cover the top of the spire.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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Looking through shimmering hot vent waters towards a spire covered with shrimp.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 7
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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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Seemingly randomly dispersed shrimp in the vicinity of Von Damm vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shrimp and an eelpout on hydrothermally altered rocks near the Von Damm vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shimmering heated waters emanating from a hydrothermal vent. Shrimp and snails cover a small vent spire.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shrimp and an eelpout at at hydrothermal vent spewing shimmering waters.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shrimp at the tip of a spewing hydrothermal vent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shrimp, an eelpout, snails, and hydrothermally altered rocks near a vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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An eelpout surrounded by shrimp at a hydrothermal vent site. The white dots are snails. Can you find the second eelpout in the image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Maybe an octopod swimming over the bottom.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A huge agglomeration of shrimp seen through shimmering vent waters at Von Damm vent site.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Green and red shrimnp on hydrothermally altered rock.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Eelpout poking its head out of a hole with a large shrimp above.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Three different species of shrimp and the body of an eelpout visible in the upper left against a background of hydrothermally altered rocks.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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An eelpout sticking its head out of a hole in the vicinity of a hydrothermal vent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Tubeworms on a rock outcrop. Dead mussel shells are seen littering the sediment to the left of the rock outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Large broken mussel shells.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Tip of a tubeworm seen in the vicinity of a hydrothermal vent.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shimmering hot waters of a hydrothermal vent at the Von Damm vent field. Numerous shrimp are seen in the image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shimmering hot waters of a hydrothermal vent at the Von Damm vent field. Numerous shrimp are seen in the image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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Shimmering hot waters of a hydrothermal vent at the Von Damm vent field. Numerous shrimp are seen in the image.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 9
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A rock outcrop with numerous tubeworms. See expl6991.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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A rock outcrop with numerous tubeworms. See expl6991. Dead mussel shells are seen littering the sediment to the left of the outcrop.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 15
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Marine debris - A bucket advertising Hempel marine coatings and paints sitting in the midst of a seeming deep sea desert.
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 11
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Marine debris - A woodfall, whether natural or man-produced is indeterminate in this image. A scale worm is seen in the lower left center and numerous triangular pteropod shells are seen
Caribbean Sea, Mid-Cayman Rise 2011 August 12
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Marine debris - A natural woodfall.
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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