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

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A small delicate bamboo coral (based on banding on stalk) with extended polyps
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Yellow, white, and large branche sof various corals. A hermit crab in a white slit shell crawls on the large branch.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A yellow coral with polyps retracted.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Tiny white zoanthids colonizing a coral bush.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A spiraling Iridogorgid coral living near 2,000 meters on the margin of a steep scarp south of the De Soto Canyon. A chirostylid crab, with chelae that are elongate and are directed straight forward, makes a home among the exquisite branches of this colony.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A metallogorgia poodle coral with an associated brittle star.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bamboo whip coral with very distinctive black bands.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A light pink coral bush with intertwined large brittle star. Bamboo coral is seen at the top of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Closeup of retracted polyps on light pink coral bush seen in image expl7431.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A light pink coral bush with intertwined large brittle star. Bamboo coral is seen at the top of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Closeup of stalk and anchor area of light pink coral bush seen in image expl7431 .
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bamboo whip coral growing from a sand and mud bottom area.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Closeup of polyps and red mouth of bamboo whip coral. Notice the dark band in upper right center.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Pen coral growing on a sand bottom A large white gastropod shell is behind the coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Pen coral polyps with purpled mouth. Unknown orange material is seen on the stalk.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Pen coral with orange material on a sandy bottom
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A large peach-colored octocoral bush, a small white coral bush, numerous large white anemones, smaller brownish red anemones, white golf ball sponges in the lower right corner, and an elongated claw of a squat lobster.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Beautiful peach-colored octoral with delicate white polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Beautiful peach-colored octoral with delicate white polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A variety of life forms are seen in this image. A white octocoral, a peach- colored octoral, a white sponge, and the tentacles of a white anemone.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Beautiful peach-colored octoral with delicate white polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Beautiful peach-colored octoral with delicate white polyps and the tip of a white octocoral in the lower left corner. A small white shrimp is seen in the upper left. Look for its two black eyes.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A squat lobster in the branches of a beautiful peach-colored octocoral with delicate white polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Beautiful peach-colored octoral with delicate white polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Beautiful peach-colored octoral with delicate white polyps. Look closely for the translucent, nearly invisible shrimp in the lower center of the image. Its two dark-colored eyes give away its location.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A squat lobster in the branches of a beautiful peach-colored octocoral with delicate white polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A shrimp can be seen in the middle of this image. On the upper right are the "legs" of a yellow feather star crinoid. White octocoral polyps are seen on this beautiful peach-colored coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A relatively large yellow feather star crinoid secured to the top of a small peach-colored octocoral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Description not available.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Description not available.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Description not available.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Description not available.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Colonies of Lophelia coral with outstretched feeding polyps were discovered at 385 meters along the upper crest of a small mound at the north end of De Soto Canyon. Galatheid crabs seen here are strongly associated with reefs of Lophelia. Dead Lophelia skeletons below living colonies with live anemones were also observed here.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Description not available.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Paramuricid coral with an attached large white anemone
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Small white octocoral in front of a yellow paramuricid coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Base of dead? coral with purple hydroids.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A Paramuricid coral bush with associated brittlestar
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Closeup of Paramuricid coral bush with associated brittlestar
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Purple anemone? corallimorphan? with white-tipped tentacles.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Purple translucent pen coral with polyps extended.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Red anthomastus coral with polyps out
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Red anthomastus coral with polyps out
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Closeup of anthomastus coral polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Red anthomastus coral on rock wall
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A "pregnant" octocoral, as evidenced by the eight tentacles seen on its polyps. The white dots you see in its almost translucent body may be developing embryos - baby corals.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A "pregnant" octocoral, as evidenced by the eight tentacles seen on its polyps. The white dots you see in its almost translucent body may be developing embryos - baby corals.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Red anthomastus coral with its polyps retracted.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Description not available.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A "pregnant" octocoral, as evidenced by the eight tentacles seen on its polyps. The white dots you see in its almost translucent body may be developing embryos - baby corals.
Gulf of Mexico, North

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