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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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Sulfur-rich layer coating lava ash at Volcano O.
2012 September 14
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Beautiful large tubeworms, some of which we collected were a meter in length and an centimeter in diameter at the opening to their tube, were seen for the first time at this site.
2012 September 22
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Opaepele shrimp were the only fauna (other than a single zoarcid fish) observed in May 2009 on West Mata, as shown in abundance here at Shrimp City. Temporal changes in vent community structure revealed a massive increase in the number of shrimp, as seen during this cruise near Shrimp City.
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Carbon dioxide released into the water column as small droplets of liquid at Niua North.
2012 September 22
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Jets of sulfur shooting out from holes in the sediment-covered seafloor at Niua North.
2012 September 22
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A gravid (with eggs) shrimp at Niua North.
2012 September 22
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Some chimneys at Mata Fitu looked like Christmas trees.
2012 September 22
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Close up of crabs and snails near chimneys at Mata Tolu.
2012 September 23
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Stalked barnacles on chimneys at Mata Fitu.
2012 September 22
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Snails cluster around the base of a hydrothermal vent chimney at Mata Tolu.
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Dense concentrations of shrimp, many of which were gravid (egg bearing) at West Mata.
2012 September 19
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From catsharks to sea stars, the diversity of marine life on shipwrecks is often higher than in surrounding areas.
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Multiple catsharks and catshark egg casings rest on suspended fishing line.
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Sample of corallimorphs collected by ROV Jason photographed under a blacklight to demonstrate florescence.
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After careful consultation with the Commanding Officer of NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN, ROV Jason prepares to cut free an abandoned fishing net suspended by floats from a shipwreck to allow for better navigation during mosaicing.
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Coelopluerus sp., urchin collected with the Jason II remotely operated vehicle on NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
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Cidaroid (pencil) urchin collected with the Jason II remotely operated vehicle on NOAA Ship RONALD H. BROWN.
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Pluteus larva of the urchin Cidaris blakei.
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A colony of Anthothela coral in the Baltimore Canyon at a depth of approximately 600 meters.
Maryland offshore, Baltimore Canyon 2012 September 10
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A small Paragorgia coral.
2004 August 4 161611
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Collecting a small Paragorgia coral on Dickins Seamount.
2004 August 4162617
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A white primnoid coral.
2004 August
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A large primnoid coral with a spectacular grouping of orange brittle stars.
2004 August
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Paragorgia corals covered with brittle stars, small basket stars, and a large lithodid crab on the left. White primnoid corals are seen in the foreground and the stalk of a large bamboo coral is also seen in the center of the image.
2004 August 7 164307
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Large sponges and primnoid corals seen on the side of a seamount.
2004 August 7 181407
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A bamboo coral in the family Isididae.
2004 August 7 200146
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An out of focus purple medusae.
2004 August 8 181551
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A bamboo coral. The bright orange polyps obscure the bamboo coral's bony skeleton.
2004 August 11 183618
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Basalt rock on a Gulf of Alaska seamount.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August 12 184714
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A lone primnoid coral is seen against a stark seemingly lifeless vista.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August 13 193729
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A group of crabs known by some as a "cast" of crabs, feeding on a dead fish.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August 13 202726
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A group of crabs known by some as a "cast" of crabs, feeding on a dead fish. White galatheid crabs are seen in a small "cast" a bit farther away from the main grouping.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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Two large Paragorgia colonies with associated species. Alvin's manipulator arm is seen in the foreground.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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Bamboo coral with a rarely seen snail fish of the family Liparidae was collected with DSV Alvin's suction gun shortly after this photo was taken.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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Basalt boulders with a few random brittle stars.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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Large spider crab on a basalt rock surface.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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A bamboo coral in the foreground, a "black" coral bush with orange polyps, and a large black sponge to the left of both corals.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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A large brownish red jellyfish similar to the Tiburonia granrojo jellyfish first described by scientists of the Monterey Bay Aquarium in 2003.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August 18 200129
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A beautiful purple "dinner plate" jellyfish. Solmissus sp.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August 8 181451
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A large white vase sponge with yellow crinoids adhering to its rim.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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A beautiful white stalked glass sponge with small red shrimp and the arms of numerous brittle stars visible.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August
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A large white sponge and a primnoid coral with many shrimp.
Pacific Ocean Gulf of Alaska 2004 August 4 163726
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A large pinkish brown deep sea anemone with a very knobby column. .
Heezen Canyon, southwestern flank, 1,710-1621m 20130807T174606
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Closeup of tentacles of pink deep sea anemone.
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Pink deep sea anemone with small glass sponges.
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Orange venus flytrap anemone.
East of Block Canyon1870-1621m 20130709T183253Z
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Orange venus flytrap anemone.
North Atlantic Canyons, seep area 1475-1420m 20130712T140615Z
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Orange venus flytrap anemone.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T154316Z
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Orange venus flytrap anemone.
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Orange venus flytrap anemone.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T171344Z

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