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

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Wood with a white gastropod encapsulated in a mud mound. How did this occur? Squat lobsters are using openings at the bottom of the mound for homes.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Wood with a white gastropod encapsulated in a mud mound. How did this occur? Is this from a landslide or some other phenomenon?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A large white anemone with a yellow column.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A reddish brown crinoid on a rock outcrop? viscous mud?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Sedimentary layers of mud. Is the white material of animal or mineral origin?
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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An odd circular disk with two holes in the middle. What caused this? Area is strangely devoid of life forms relative to other areas in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Sedimentary layers of mudstone or shale.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A red swimming holothurian over a cream-colored sediment bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A red swimming holothurian over a cream-colored sediment bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A red swimming holothurian seen against the backdrop of the darkness of the abyss.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A red swimming holothurian over a cream-colored sediment bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A fairly whimpy looking white crinoid on a brown mud and sand bottom. Perhaps a juvenile.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A fairly whimpy looking white crinoid on a brown mud and sand bottom. Perhaps a juvenile.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A colony of magnicent stalked hydroids with translucent stalks and peach colored . Tubularia sp.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A colony of magnicent stalked hydroids with translucent stalks and peach colored . Tubularia sp.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A colony of magnicent stalked hydroids with translucent stalks and peach colored . Tubularia sp.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A crinoid and large barnacles on a solitary coral stalk
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Closeup of a crinoid and large barnacle on a solitary coral stalk
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Tip of a coral stalk with small hydroids and a large barnacle.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Paramuricea corals with associated brittle stars on blocks of rock or solidified mud.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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A black crinoid dominates this image. Top of a coral bush is seen with small hydroids while a large hermit crab in a small white gastropod shell is seen at bottom center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Complete view of woodfallwith orange and white anemones, white sponges, two crinoids, some white tubeworms, and other biota.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Woodfall with large orange anemone, clear white zoanthids, a beautiful crinoid in the right center of the image, and the base of a glass sponge in the upper center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Woodfall with large orange anemone, clear white zoanthids, a beautiful crinoid in the right center of the image, and the base of a glass sponge in the upper center.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Translucent swimming holothurian
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 25
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Venus flower basket sponge and shrimp
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Venus flower basket sponge in supine position
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Cerianthan anemone on sandy bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Purple holothurian on sandy seafloor
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Purple holothurian on sandy seafloor coomencing launching itself for swim
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Translucent purple holothurian on seafloor
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Translucent purple holothurian on seafloor
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Looking down on venus flower basket sponge
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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A solitary pink brittle star on a sand and mud seafloor.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Swimming holothurian displaying reason that certain species are called Spanish dancers.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Venus flower basket sponge with wedding shrimp inside. These shrimp enter the sponge before reproducing, form mating pairs, and spend the remainder of their lives entrapped in the sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Venus flower basket sponge with wedding shrimp inside. These shrimp enter the sponge before reproducing, form mating pairs, and spend the remainder of their lives entrapped in the sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Venus flower basket sponge with wedding shrimp inside. These shrimp enter the sponge before reproducing, form mating pairs, and spend the remainder of their lives entrapped in the sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Purple holothurian with small spikes.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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Spanish dancer holothurian swimming above the bottom.
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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White sponge with large brittle star
Gulf of Mexico, North 2012 April 27
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A pink bat star on the seafloor.
2012 April 27
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Peach-colored anemones on a black rock outcrop.
2012 April 27
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A dark crinoid on a small coral stalk.
2012 April 27
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A purple white translucent holothurian on a sand and mud bottom.
2012 April 27
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Spanish dancer holothurian swimming above the bottom. A red shrimp is seen near the right corner of the image.
2012 April 27
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This appears to be a holothurian covered with triangular pteropod shells on a sand bottom.
2012 April 27
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A very thin-legged sea star or a very robust brittle star.
2012 April 27
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A purple holothurian on a sandy seafloor.
2012 April 27
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A white stalked sponge with brownish-pink zoanthids on the stalk.
2012 April 27

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