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

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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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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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