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

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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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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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