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

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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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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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