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

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Paramuricid coral with brittle stars.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Base of paramuricid coral
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Paramuricid coral showing polyps which identify this type of coral as an octocoral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Mussel shell with translucent soft corals with large polyps.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Iridogorgia sp. octocoral with chirostylid crab, with chelae that are elongate and are directed straight forward.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Amphipod crawling on branch of iridogorgia coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A red-headed shrimp in the branches of an iridogorgia coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Beautiful little white and red polyps on branches of an octocoral bush.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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White octocoral bush.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A Callogorgia sp. coral on a rock outcrop
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Paramuricid coral with brittle stars and a large venus flytrap anemone.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Paramuricid coral with brittle stars showing polyps which identify this type of coral as an octocoral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Paramuricid coral with brittle stars on a rock outcrop
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A seeming garden of Iridogorgia sp. octocoral
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Iridogorgia sp. octocoral
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Iridogorgia sp. octocoral in the foreground
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Purple coral? Zooanthids?
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Purple coral? Zooanthids?
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bamboo coral covered with peach-colored zooanthids?
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bamboo coral covered with peach-colored zooanthids?
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Coral with retracted polyps
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Anchor and stock of bamboo whip coral
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Octocoral whip coral with blackish yellow crinoids using as habitat.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Coral bush with yellow zoanthids.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Yellow paramuricid coral bush with three large squat lobsters.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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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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