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

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Deteriorating pile of sargassum weed "captured" in a depression on the seafloor. The seafloor in this area appears to be the home of moderately spaced tube worms.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 3
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Holes in the seafloor. Patches of white material appear to be biological in origin.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Squat lobsters and a white translucent anemone on a pile of carbonate cap rock.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Outcrop of carbonate cap rock with large brittle star, and somewhat stunted looking corals. Behind this outcrop are lophelia coral, a white sponge, a white sea star, a large whitish pink coral in upper right, and what appear to be vestimentiferan tube worms in upper right corner of image.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Looking down on Little Hercules from the Serios mother vehicle.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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ROV resting on rocky bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules ROV inspecting a vertical wall as seen from Serios.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Views of an escarpment from Little Hercules forward looking sonar.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Viewing the rudders and propellers of the OKEANOS EXPLORER from an ROV.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Viewing the stern of the OKEANOS EXPLORER from an ROV.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Looking down of Little Hercules ROV viewing a fairly large fish.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Looking down of Little Hercules ROV viewing a fairly large fish leaving the perceived threat of the ROV.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Looking at Little Hercules and its umbilical cord from Serios while it inspects rock outcrops.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules seen above an area of very high regime bottom currents as evidenced by large ripple structures. Curiously there is a sharp demarcation between the rippled area and a relatively undisturbed area. A
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules works its way towards a near vertical wall.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules works its way towards a near vertical wall.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules working its way along a vertical wall with numerous coral bushes.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules above a beautiful spiraling Iridogorgia coral.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules illuminating a holothurian.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Little Hercules above a sediment covered bottom with widely spaced sea stars? anemones? below.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A beautiful purple swimming holothurian. It is remarkable how ugly these life forms are while on the seafloor and how beautiful they appear while swimming.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A group of small white anemones clustered on the seafloor.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A sea mouse (Aphrodita aculeata) which is really a type of polychaete worm.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A sea mouse (Aphrodita aculeata) which is really a type of polychaete worm.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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The head of a sea mouse (Aphrodita aculeata) which is really a type of polychaete worm.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A sea mouse (Aphrodita aculeata) which is really a type of polychaete worm.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A large orange anemone on a rock outcrop.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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Unidentified material wedged under rock outcrop. This material is possibly of surface origin.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A small eel, two red crabs (Chaceon quinquedens), and two large white sea urchins at the base of a rock outcrop.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A large white holothurian with a small lithodid crab. Nicely coiled fecal matter is only a few centimeters behind this animal indicating that it is the source of this particular pile of fecal matter.
Gulf of Mexico, North
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A white sponge with a small orange squat lobster. To the right is what appears to be a deteriorating fall of sargassum weed with small biota covering the remnants.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A translucent white scallop on a white sand bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A large red shrimp in a depression with what appears to be small coral stalks. The shrimp's antennae appear huge relative to the shrimp.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Perhaps a small stalked coral with a single polyp at the tip of its stalk.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A closeup of a large red shrimp with relatively huge antennae.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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An orange venus flytrap anemone.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A white snail shell in the vicinity of what appears to be a chemically or biologically discolored seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A crinoid with arms extended. The red dots are 10-cm apart. Thus this animal is approximately 30 cm (1 foot) across. The associated shrimp is a little less than 10 cm in length.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Closup of the center of the crinoid in expl8005. Note the "legs' below the central area that provide mobility for the flower-like animal.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Crinoid, shrimp, and crab-eating shrimp ? (shrimp-eating crab?) odd animal? in left bottom of image.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A squat lobster (Muidopsis sp.) on a rock outcrop at the base of a large anemone with a white column.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Two red anthomastus octocorals, a squat lobster (Munidopsis sp.), and a large anemone with a white column on a rock outcrop. Can you find the shrimp on the large red anthomastus octocoral?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Three red anthomastus octocorals, a squat lobster (Munidopsis sp.), and a large anemone with a white column on a rock outcrop. Can you find the shrimp on the large red anthomastus octocoral? There are tube worms in the lower left corner and what appear to be barnacles between the large anthomastus corals.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Looking directly into the mouth of a large anemone on a black rock outcrop. A small squat lobster, red anthomastus corals, and a red shrimp can be seen in this image. The stirred up sediment is probably the result of the ROV Little Hercules contacting the bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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What seems to be a random rock on a sand and mud bottom with a large orange anemone and at least one shrimp.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A large orange anemone, a pretty pink octocoral, and a delicate pink hermit crab in a white shell. Web-like strands of material are in the background.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A stout white holothurian seemingly immobile on a mud bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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A stout white holothurian seemingly immobile on a mud bottom. The red laser points of light are 10 cm apart, showing this holothurian to be about 25 cm in length.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Yellow encrusting sponge on a black rock outcrop.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24
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Apparently a fossil rock on an outcrop. Delicate hydrozoans in the upper left and a single shrimp peaking at Little Hercules from the bottom left center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 24

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