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

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Rock? left-over framework of hydrate material?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Rock outcrop with dead mussel shells indicating site of former cold seep that ceased providing nutrients to surrounding biota.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Two vestimentiferan tube worms visible in image with squat lobster on upper worm tube.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Vestimentiferan tube worms
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Vestimentiferan tube worms and a white squat lobster
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Vestimentiferan tube worms and clam shells. The clam in the right center appears to be alive.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Vestimentiferan tube worms and live bathymodiolus mussels at a seep. Numerous dead mussel shells litter the area around the active seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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An aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.) interspersed with chemosynthetic mussels. A large white urchin is seen in upper left and a white chiton can be found in the lower left attached to a mussel.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Cold seep area with possible white bacterial material, large clams, and two zoarcid eel pouts.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Cold seep area with possible white bacterial material. an eel is seen to the left. A hole, approximately 20 cm in diameter is in the center of the image. Probably caused by animal activity.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Sea floor strewn with dead mussel shells except along linear pattern extending from bottom left to the center of the image. These live mussels possibly mark a zone of active seepage with accompanying nutrients.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Shell debris and live mussels intermingle along a ledge. Vestimentiferan worms are seen along the ledge indicating an active cold seep.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels and associated small white snails at cold seep site. Portion of white chiton, fairly common in Gulf of Mexico cold seep areas, on right edge of image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels, a white snail, and numerous small white to translucent anemones.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels and small white to shiny snails with beautiful whorled pattern.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome on left of image. This was the first time that the Little Hercules ROV had groundtruthed a methane seep that had been imaged by surface multibeam sonar.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome. This was the first time that the Little Hercules ROV had groundtruthed a methane seep that had been imaged by surface multibeam sonar. Besides bathymodiolus mussels, beautiful white and shiny snails are seen and four white chitons.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome. This was the first time that the Little Hercules ROV had groundtruthed a methane seep that had been imaged by surface multibeam sonar.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Methane bubbles trapped and forming hydrate below a Bathymodiolus mussel.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Methane bubbles trapped and forming hydrate below a Bathymodiolus mussel. A large worm is crawling on the mussel in the center of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bubbles of methane gas rise through a mussel bed at the Pascagoula Dome.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A zoarcid fish peeks out from a bed of chemosynthetic mussels. A few tubeworms are visible in the background.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Snails, mussels, and a small stalked animal at a cold seep.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A marine snail crawling over a mussel field at a cold seep. There appear to be small stalked barnacles just over the back of the snail.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A tube worm, mussels, and a snail at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Mussels and small stalked animals, perhaps barnacles, at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Mussels, a white chiton, and small white crustaceans at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Mussels, a white chiton, and small white crustaceans at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A scale worm in sediment stained by chemical bearing fluids at a cold seep.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Mussels surrounding a brine pool of denser water lying underneath less dense sea water.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A dense bed of mussels at a cold seep with a large red crab in the foreground. Look closely and you will find a number of zoarcid fish interspersed throughout the mussel bed and in the area of stained gray sediment.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A dense bed of mussels at a cold seep with a sea urchin.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Live mussels with shells of dead mussels in vicinity of cold seep. The white material is probably a bacterial mat.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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White material, probably bacterial, attached to a bivalve shell at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels, a white gastropod, and white, probably bacterial, material.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels, a white gastropod, and white, probably bacterial, material. the white dots are possibly amphipods. Note the small circular objects on the white snail shell in the bottom center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels and white gastropods. Note the head of the zoarcid eelpout in the upper right. A white chiton is seen in the right center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels, white gastropods, and zoarcid eelpout on the left. Note the snail in the upper right with its shell covered by small disk-like objects.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels, white gastropods, and zoarcid eelpout on the left. A form of reddish brown worms are also seen. Note the clear gelatinous material in the upper center next to a worm tube.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Reddish worms, tube worms, gastropods, and bathymodiolus mussels.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels, white gastropods (some covered with the small white disks seen in images expl7911 and expl7909. Note the small stalked creature with appendages looking like Q-tips on the right center of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) on a bed of broken dead mussel shells.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Broken dead mussel shells with a white gastropod and nearly invisible well- camouflages white translucent zoanthids.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Broken mussels and a small brown anemone apparently near terminated cold seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6

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