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

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A cold seep site with large holes and dark brown stained rock and sediment. What caused this? Is it natural or anthropogenic?
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Cold seep site looking somewhat like a channel.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Closeup of a group of bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. A zoanthid colony is in the right center of the image and a small eelpout in the foreground .
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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6-inch eelpout on the edge of a group of bathymodiolus mussels.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An odd picture. A bristle worm is in the left center foreground.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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6-inch eelpout on the edge of a group of bathymodiolus mussels.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) defending its territory.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Worm tubes colonized by white translucent zoanthids.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Hydroids colonizing a worm tube.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Tip of vestimentiferan worm tube.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Bathymodiolus mussels, white to translucent shrimp, a scale worm and small life forms. The closer one looks at these oases of life, the more one finds.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Bathymodiolus mussels, white to translucent shrimp, zoanthids colonizing the mussel in the lower left corner, and vestimentiferan worm tubes at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A mound at a cold seep site with a "crater" at its top. A large fish has taken up residence next to the mound.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A large lithodid crab walks over the sea floor at a cold seep site. A medium- size fish and and red crab are seen in a depression in the upper right of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Methane bubbles seen rising from a "crater" on a large mound at a cold seep site. White bacterial mat, a red crab (Chaceon quinquedens), a white squat lobster, and an eelpout are seen in the image. The eelpout can just be made out on the far side of the crater. Carbonate rock fragments are also seen on the crater.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Red crabs of varying sizes are seen in the vicinity of another "crater near a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Little Hercules is seen investigating the crater seen in image expl8285.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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The tail of a large fish is seen in the hole in the side of the crater seen in image expl8285. To its left is an icy outcrop of methane hydrates.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A closer view of the large fish (perhaps a cusk eel) and the methane hydrates seen in the previous image. The methane hydrates are colonized by hundreds of ice worms, the brown objectsseen throughout the readily identifiable pattern of the hydrates at this cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A close view of the ice worms (Hesiocaeca methanicola) populating this methane hydrate occurrence at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A close view of the ice worms (probably Hesiocaeca methanicola) populating this methane hydrate occurrence at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A close view of the ice worms (probably Hesiocaeca methanicola) populating this methane hydrate occurrence at a cold seep site.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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A grenadier joins the cusk eel at this methane hydrate occurrence. Ice worms (probably Hesiocaeca methanicola) are seen associated with the hydrate.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An aggregation of methane ice worms inhabiting a white methane hydrate. Studies suggest that these worms eat chemoautotrophic bacteria that are living off chemicals in the hydrate. Ice worms are probably Hesiocaeca methanicola.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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An outcrop of methane hydrate
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Methane seep area with white squat lobsters and large tube worms.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 12
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Methane seep with methane bubbles rising out of the sediment.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Methane seep with methane bubbles rising out of the sediment.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Methane seep with zoarcid eelpout, a red crab, white squat lobsters, and large vestimentiferan tube worms.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Methane seep with a red crab, a white squat lobster, and large vestimentiferan tube worms.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Small methane seep area associated with random appearing rock covered with small clear-white anemones. A strange two-stalked life form is to the right.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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A strange two-stalked life form.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Strange image near a methane seep. Are these trapped bubbles below an overhang?
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Methane hydrate outcropping with numerous ice worms. Note what appears to be a bubble of oil in the upper left corner.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Brown methane hydrate outcrop being covered by sediment, or conversely, breaking through sediment.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Brown methane hydrate outcrop being covered by sediment, or conversely, breaking through sediment. Scale worm in right center. A methane bubble is forming in the center of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Methane bubble rising in upper center, scale worm at far right, and possible oil bubble in right center.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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See expl8312. The methane bubble apparently has risen through the water column.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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See expl8313. A methane bubble is forming in the center of the image.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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See expl8314. A small shiny bubble is forming in left center. A scale worm is in upper right.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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Methane bubbles rise above a gas seep.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13
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An odd and large hole in a methane seep area.
Gulf of Mexico, Biloxi Dome 2012 April 13

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