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

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Odd white knobby appearing coral branches with a squat lobster, hydroids, blue to white small sponges, and a yellow-white crinoid in the center, on an area of rock outcrops.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bubblegum coral growing on the seafloor partially colonized by white translucent zoanthids, small white corals, white and blue sponges, and other small life forms.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Odd material at entrance to opening in rock outcrop. Small sponges, pink bubblegum coral colonized by zoanthids, and other small life forms can be seen in this image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A squat lobster sitting next to a crinoid. Crinoids are quite nimble, some have been known to uproot themselves and "walk" along the seafloor.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A black coral in the foreground, bamboo corals, and a yellow lophelia bush in the background on a rock outcrop.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bamboo corals, an iridogorgia coral bush, paramuricid corals, and a yellow stony coral can be found in this image. Some small sponges are also seen on this black rock outcrop.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bamboo corals and two spiraling iridogorgia corals on top of a rock outcrop.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Bamboo coral with two large feather star crinoids. A white stalked glass sponge is in the lower left.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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An isolated rock providing habitat for a large orange anemone, a squat lobster, small coral bushes, and other life forms. The white animal above the orange anemone looks quite interesting but the resolution is not high enough to determine what it may be.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Large white single polyp octocorals, a large white sponge, and a squat lobster at the base of the rock. A few worm tubes can also be seen in the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
6310 thumbnail picture
Worm tubes and small corals attached to a dead coral branch.
Gulf of Mexico, North
6311 thumbnail picture
Bamboo corals, white sponges, and yellow feather star crinoids on a rock face. Note the small feather star crinoid situated on the rock face in the top right center of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A spiraling iridgorgorgia coral with a red shrimp and closed anemones; an orange "black" coral bush to the right, and a stalked sea lily crinoid on the left bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Looking down on a large assemblage of yellow paramuricid corals with associated brittle stars, a yellow sea lily crinoid in upper left center, a few sponges, and other life forms.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A strangely shaped sponge in lower left, numerous small white corals, a large orange venus flytrap anemone, and numerous small white anemones can be seen in this image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Two glass goiter sponges in the center of the image with yellow feather star crinoids, numerous white anemones, and small brown anemones.
Gulf of Mexico, North
6316 thumbnail picture
Feather star crinoid on a glass sponge with a squat lobster to the left.
Gulf of Mexico, North
6317 thumbnail picture
Goiter glass sponges with yellow feather star crinoids, large white anemones, and a small brown anemone in the left foreground.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A seeming garden of white ping pong ball stalked sponges, orange venus flytrap anemones, yellow feather star crinoids, and small white and peach-colored corals .
Gulf of Mexico, North
6319 thumbnail picture
Large white anemones next to a large mussel shell, small white sponges, a yellow feather star crinoid, and a large shrimp in the left center.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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At least eight pencil urchins, one orange sea urchin, a number of venus flytrap anemones, and a small assemblage of ping pong ball stalked sponges.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A uniquely configured white sponge, ping pong ball sponges, small blue sponges, a large orange anemone, a large number of small brownish red anemones, and a few tube worms in the lower right quadrant of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A uniquely configured white sponge, ping pong ball sponges, small blue sponges, a large orange anemone, a large number of small brownish red anemones, and a few tube worms in the lower right quadrant of the image. A squat lobster is in the upper left.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A gray encrusting sponge in the foreground, many brown anemones, two large venus flytrap anemones, and numerous small white sponges including ping pong ball sponges can be seen in the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Large eyes of a deep sea fish are seen in the bottom center while much of the fish other than its head is hidden. A large orange anemone on the right and numerous small reddish brown anemones are seen on the left.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Small white hexacoral, white sponges, and reddish brown anemomes.
Gulf of Mexico, North
6326 thumbnail picture
Small madrepora coral, white ping pong ball sponges, small blue sponges, and numerous brown anemones.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Diverse community of small white scleractinian corals, a variety of anemones, and various sponges.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Small stand of scleractinian corals with brittle stars extending arms above the coral. Stands of stalked ping pong ball sponges, blue and white encrusting sponges, and a variety of anemones.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Large white anemones, blue sponges, and a spinycheek scorpionfish (Neomerinthe hemingwayi) seen on the bottom to left of anemones.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Large venus flytrap anemone, ping pong ball sponges, a large conger eel swimming away, and numerous small brown anemones blanketing the seafloor.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Large venus flytrap anemones, a red squat lobster, white madrepora coral, and
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A large conger eel next to a white sponge with a red squat lobster.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A small white octocoral with a large shrimp using it for habitat.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A highly diverse scene with numerous species of anemones, ping pong ball sponges, a large eel-like fish in the left corner, a large pencil urchin, and a well camouflaged catshark lying on the bottom to the right of the urchin.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A highly diverse scene with numerous species of anemones, ping pong ball sponges, and blue sponges. The flecks of bright yellow seen in the image are probably small sponges. Oddly, virtually no corals are in the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A highly diverse scene with numerous species of anemones, ping pong ball sponges, blue sponges, and a yellow feather star crinoid. The flecks of bright yellow seen in the image are probably small sponges. Oddly, virtually no corals are in the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A diverse scene of a number of anemone species, blue sponges, small white sponges, and a yellow feather star crinoid.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Spectacular white anemones and yellow paramuricid corals with associated brittle stars.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Yellow paramuricid corals with intertwined brittle stars and large white anemones with tentacles waving in the current. A leg of a large lithodid crab is seen on the left edge of the image and a small red crab is seen below the branches of the yellow coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Large white anemones, yellow paramuricid corals, and white bamboo coral. Large brittle stars can be seen in the paramuricid corals and shrimp is at the base of the large center coral bush.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A triad of red crab (Chaceon sp.), a royal red shrimp, and a deep sea fish.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A dead coral bush with colonized by small white octorals, hydroids, and fairly large barnacles on the left.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A study point in evaluating the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A large lithodid crab is in the foreground with paramuricid corals with a purple tinge in the background. A closed venus flytrap anemone is in the center right above a white squat lobster and another on the left.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A unique appearing geologic formation. Perhaps a mud volcano with associated oil and gas seeps. There are dark globules in the photo that might be rising oil globules and the sediment is flecked with numerous black spots. Black material covers portions of the interior of the ring of this seeming mini-mud- volcano caldera.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 20
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An aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.) and a large red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) seen in an area stained by a cold seep and associated bacteria.
Gulf of Mexico, West Florida Escarpment 2012 March 24
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Closeup of a vestimentiferan tubeworm (Lamellibrachia sp.).and hydrozoans.
Gulf of Mexico, West Florida Escarpment 2012 March 24
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An aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.), hydozoans, and hundreds of small white copepods gving an appearance of a snowfall.
Gulf of Mexico, West Florida Escarpment 2012 March 24
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An aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.), hydrozoans, and a red animal in the bottom center right - perhaps a scale worm.
Gulf of Mexico, West Florida Escarpment 2012 March 24
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An aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.), hydrozoans, a translucent shrimp, and a white squat lobster.
Gulf of Mexico, West Florida Escarpment 2012 March 24

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