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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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A small aggregation of vestimentiferan tubeworms (Lamellibrachia sp.) and squat lobsters using the small thicket for habitat.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Closeup of tubeworm with hydroids on the external tube.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Stained sediment in vicinity of cold seep. A translucent holothurian is in the foreground and small tubeworms protrude upward in the stained area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Sediment covered rock outcrop.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Cold seep area with stained sediment.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Cold seep area with mussels, a few tube worms, and a large holothurian.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Mussels in a cold seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 2
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Cold seep area with snails, squat lobsters, and a small eelpout.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 5
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Rock outcrop with numerous squat lobsters in a cold seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 5
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Rock outcrop with numerous squat lobsters in a cold seep area. A small eelpout is seen on the left edge of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 5
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Large mussels and small squat lobsters in a cold seep area in an area of outcropping rock. Note the white chiton beneath the large mussel in the right center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 5
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Cold seep area with an eelpout, mussels, a holothurian, and squat lobsters. The white material on the right bottom corner is a bacterial mat.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 5
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A large red crab (Chaceon sp.) on a rock outcrop in the vicinity of a cold seep.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 5
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A white chiton with a number of translucent white zoanthids. A number of worm tubes are also in this cold seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 5
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A white bacterial mat in a cold seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A white bacterial mat in a cold seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A white bacterial mat in a cold seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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A sickly looking stalk with apparently live tissue at its end. Hydroids have colonized the stalk.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 6
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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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