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

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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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Broken mussel shells, a few live mussel shells, two large urchins, and some evidence of still active cold seep venting at white and gray patched areas.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Live mussels and dead mussel shells intermingle with a few vestimentiferan tube worms, a large round urchin, and two red crabs (Chaceon quinquedens.)
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Large bivalves, vestimentiferan tube worms, and small white gastropods at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Worm? small crustacean? hanging out on the end of a vestimentiferan tube worm. Small white gastropods and Bathymodiolus mussels are also seen. The small Q-tipped creatures are also seen (out of focus) on the bottom right of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Carbonate cap rock with small tube worms.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Bathymodiolus mussels, a small white shiny gastropod, and a white chiton.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Many creatures depend on the nutrients from cold seeps. In this image are bathymodiolus mussels, white gastropods, at least five white chitons, a large round sea urchin, a white sea star, vestimentiferan tube worms, and a red crab (Chaceon quinquedens.)
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A fuzzy pink squat lobster with relatively huge antennae.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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White bacterial material at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A white sea star on a large dead mussel shell. Evidence of minor cold seep activity is seen in patches of gray and white.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Closeup of white sea star.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A lineal grouping of bathymodiolus mussels following an apparent line of seepage at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A patch of living bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site characterized by numerous dead shells.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Head of a large red shrimp at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Large red and translucent banded shrimp at cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Odd stringy life form? on right side of image below overhang.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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End of stringy life form seen in in image expl7935. It looks alive.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Vestimentiferan tube worms covered with some sort of filamentous material.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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Suspension feeding tube worm. Once can see the pinnules on the filaments in the high-resolution image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Mud wall with many small tube worms, a sea star, stylaster corals, and two squat lobsters.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Glass sponges and a stylaster coral on a mud wall.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Other than what might be a white bacterial mat and two holothurians, this sand and mud bottom area seems almost devoid of life. There seem to be flow channels in the sea floor on the right half of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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An area of sparse life. The two red laser dots draw attention to two elongated conical life forms - maybe scaphopods?
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Maybe a large crab in the center of the photo. Strange breakup of rock to form clod-like pieces.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Odd series of holes. Almost looks like a hobnail boot print. Triangular pteropod shells are in abundance at this location.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A small sediment chute on a rock face.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 23
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A vertical rock face with bamboo coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 23
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Near vertical rock face with a lone white sea star and a red shrimp in the lower right quadrant of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 23
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A sediment chute on a rock face and some skimpy bamboo corals.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 23
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Near orthogonal jointing on a rock face. Very little apparent life on this rock face.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 24
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Bare rock face with small non-charismatic biota.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 24
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Small bluish gray sponges and a single red shrimp are seen on this rock debris. Many pteropod triangular shells are in the sediments. A small white bivalve is in the right center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 24
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Sediment and rock with little biological (at least large) activity visible.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 24
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Rock with little biological (at least large) activity visible. The white object could be a sponge, or it might be anthropogenic trash.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 24
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A red shrimp, a few small sponges, and what seems to be a stunted coral are all that are seen in this image of sediment covered rock.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 24
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Top of an escarpment with large rocks breaking off. A large venus flytrap anemone is the only large animal seen.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 25
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A seeming crater. Perhaps dug out by an animal. Pteropod shells litter the crater bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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A pile of octogonal appearing chunks. Probably fecal matter from a holothurian. The white globular objects are interesting - alive or inanimate?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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Deep holes dug in the sediment. What digs these holes?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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Two deep holes in the sediment. What has dug these. This is an example of bioturbation of the sediment. Over time, how much of the seafloor is reworked by biological agents?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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What appears to be a large form of shallow-water algae that has sunk and carried down the slope until encountering a depression where it remains. How far was this algae carried by surface currents before sinking here ?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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What has formed this mound?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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An odd layer consisting of white spherical material. Are these spheres of biological origin?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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Perhaps the trail of a holothurian is seen at the bottom of the image. A hermit crab is seen in the upper center right of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 March 26
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Tightly coiled fecal matter. Probably from a holothurian.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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A deep sea crop circle. At least two of the holes are occupied by brittle stars . A third, at the top, seems to have an arm of a brittle star in sight.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Sampling bottom? Fish disturbed?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 3
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Material settling out from image expl7965 .
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 3
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Deteriorating pile of sargassum weed some covered with bryozoan.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 3

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