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

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A yellow sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A translucent sponge and a yellow encrusting sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Numerous small brown anemones and yellow and cream-colored encrusting sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A valentine's day sponge surrounded by what appear to be worm tubes and small brown anemones. In the lower left are large white anemones with orange mouths and lollipop sponges.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Lollipop sponges. An elongate odd crustacean is in the lower left center of the image. It is a caprellid amphipod or ghost shrimp. There appears to be another one directly above it.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Lollipop sponges and reddish pink anemones.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A beautiful translucent shrimp hides in a glass sponge. Look at the bottom center to find the shrimps eyes and aquamarine body.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A glass sponge
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Lollypop sponges.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Small white glass sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A brownish red spiky-looking holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A grayish-white holothurian on a sandy bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A brownish red spiky-looking holothurian. A hydroid in upper left and a red sponge in lower right.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A closeup of the "legs" of a holothurian. Odd white material on some of the upper "legs".
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A purplish-white holothurian on a rock and sand bottom. There appear to be numerous small sponges on the rocks.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Holothurian covered with sand and pteropod shells on a sand covered rocky ledge.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Holothurian covered with sand and pteropod shells on a sand covered rocky ledge.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A purplish red translucent swimming holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Benthothuria, an escape swimmer. When disturbed , Benthothuria flexes its body and empties its gut of heavy sediment. Having come off the bottom, it remains suspended due to the neutral buoyancy of its thick purple body wall. Somehow it gains enough weight to sink and resume feeding.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Benthothuria, an escape swimmer. When disturbed , Benthothuria flexes its body and empties its gut of heavy sediment. Having come off the bottom, it remains suspended due to the neutral buoyancy of its thick purple body wall. Somehow it gains enough weight to sink and resume feeding.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Benthothuria, an escape swimmer. When disturbed , Benthothuria flexes its body and empties its gut of heavy sediment. Having come off the bottom, it remains suspended due to the neutral buoyancy of its thick purple body wall. Somehow it gains enough weight to sink and resume feeding.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Benthothuria, an escape swimmer. When disturbed , Benthothuria flexes its body and empties its gut of heavy sediment. Having come off the bottom, it remains suspended due to the neutral buoyancy of its thick purple body wall. Somehow it gains enough weight to sink and resume feeding.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Anemone? corallimorph? with scale worm in lower left.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Translucent purple holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Translucent purple holothurian with outline of intestinal tract visible
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Front end of translucent purple holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Possibly a holothurian adhering to the underside of a rock ledge. If not a holothurian, perhaps the black features looking like dots would give a clue to what it is.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Benthothuria, an escape swimmer. When disturbed , Benthothuria flexes its body and empties its gut of heavy sediment. Having come off the bottom, it remains suspended due to the neutral buoyancy of its thick purple body wall. Somehow it gains enough weight to sink and resume feeding.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Benthothuria, an escape swimmer. When disturbed , Benthothuria flexes its body and empties its gut of heavy sediment. Having come off the bottom, it remains suspended due to the neutral buoyancy of its thick purple body wall. Somehow it gains enough weight to sink and resume feeding.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Two fat purple holothurians on a mud/sand bottom. How do like species find each other or even come into close proximity in the eternal darkness of the seafloor? Why are they purple in a lightless environment?
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A swimming pinkish red translucent holothurian. Its front is to the right. The extended "arms" are used to shovel sand and mud in its mouth during feeding.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A pinkish purple translucent holothurian on a sandy bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A fat purple holothurian with two red sea urchins and a red shrimp. on a sandy/ mud bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A fat purple holothurian after lift-off and swimming.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A translucent reddish-pink holothurian swimming.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Closeup of appendages on the side of a whitish pink holothurian.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Pinkish white holothurian. Are the round balls eggs? excrement? Perhaps they are sea urchin eggs. See image expl7612 .
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A beautiful translucent reddish pink holothurian swimming relatively far above the seafloor.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A whitish purple holothurian. It seemingly left a small scraped area to the right behind it.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A white holothurian with brown staining on top - mud? biological material? natural coloration? A small squat lobster clings to its side.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A small squat lobster hitching a ride on a large white holothurian.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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White holothurian showing tubule feet and branch like respiratory trees.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Two white holothurians side by side.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A purple swimming holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A purple translucent holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A dirty sediment covered holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A purple translucent holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A white translucent holothurian partially covered with shell material.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A squat lobster on a translucent holothurian.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Two white holothurians side by side. How do they find each other?
Gulf of Mexico, North

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