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

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Sponges growing out of a dead giant sponge a large purple holothurian. A stalked sponge in the lower right is seemingly defying gravity with its very skinny stalk.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T192732Z
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A beautiful branching almost glasslike colonial animal (bryozoan? coral?) above a goiter sponge that has an odd appearing crab-like crustacean crawling on it. Small translucent octorals or zoanthids are seen on the dead sponge to the left above the goiter sponge.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T192846Z
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A bryozoan at the bottom left, a brittle star adhering to the end of a dead stalk, and a white sponge.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T195640Z
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Large white sponges and white zoanthids growing on dead coral stalks. A number of brittle stars can also be seen.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T204817Z
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Sponges, small corals, and brittle stars are seen in this seamount vista. A coral eating sea star is seen on a bamboo coral bush in the background.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T205119Z
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A pinkish octocoral and a large white glass sponge. The texture of the sponge looks almost like woven cloth.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T211259Z
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Goiter sponges, brittle stars and two pretty bryozoans on the left side of the image.
Mytilus Seamount, south side, 3262-2593m 20130805T155950Z
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White bamboo coral with white and gray feather star crinoids. Yellow zoanthids above and pinkish red brittle stars on stalk of dead coral.
Mytilus Seamount, south side, 3262-2593m 20130805T164657Z
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Sponges and brittle stars on the south side of Mytilus Seamount.
Mytilus Seamount, south side, 3262-2593m 20130805T171257Z
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Sponges, brittle stars, and bamboo coral with polyps extended.
Mytilus Seamount, south side, 3262-2593m 20130805T185427Z
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White sponges, a pinkish bamboo coral, and a brisingid starfish at the right edge of the image.
Mytilus Seamount, south side, 3262-2593m 20130805T194643Z
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White feather star crinoids, a sea anemone, and brittle stars make a Paramuricea sp. coral bush their home. Serpulid worms cover the volcanic rock outcrop behind the coral and a small brittle star is at the base of the coral.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T144021Z
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White feather star crinoids, a sea anemone, and brittle stars make a Paramuricea sp. coral bush their home. Serpulid worms cover the volcanic rock outcrop. Two small red anthomastus corals are seen with polyps retracted are seen behind the Paramuricea. A large brittle star is seen in the lower right.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T144130Z
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Large peach colored anemones, bamboo coral, antipatharian coral (lower left), and Paramuricea coral is seen on the canyon wall. Small purple octocorals and cup corals have colonized the dead coral trunk in the center of the image.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T154629Z
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Closeup of red brittle star and pinkish anemone in Paramuricea coral bush.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T154847Z
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Multiple species including Solenosmilia variabilis coral, cup corals, a large white sponge, an eel, what appear to be acesta clams, and small yellow sponges.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T162654Z
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Multiple species including Solenosmilia variabilis coral, cup corals, a large white sponge, what appears to be an acesta clam, and small yellow sponges. Small brittle stars can be seen in the white sponge.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T162731Z
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Solenosmilia variabilis coral, cup corals, small white and yellow sponges, and a rarely seen yellow sea star. A tube worm is seen in the lower left corner.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T171033Z
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Canyon wall seen from a distance showing linear patterns in outcropping rock and growth of biota. Solenosmilia variabilia, acesta clams, and small sponges dominate the scene but a large orange anemone and a brisingid starfish can be found.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T174108Z
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A large octocoral bush and a beautiful yellow sponge.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T190129Z
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Cup corals and brisingid starfish are in great abundance on this canyon wall. The patch of patterned material in bottom center is intriguing.
Heezen Canyon, southwestern flank, 1,710-1621m 20130807T143431Z
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Large yellow sponges and a large golden gorgonian coral.
Nygren Canyon, northeastern flank, 910-661m 20130808T180242Z
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An acanthogorgia coral on a boulder encrusted with various sponges.
Heezen Canyon, southwestern wall, 924-742m 20130809T164852Z
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Looking down into a vase sponge adjacent to a bamboo coral.
Heezen Canyon, southwestern wall, 924-742m 20130809T181042Z
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A beautiful "garden" of white sponges, delicate purple octocorals (Anthothela grandiflora?) , and a small white octocoral bush.
Heezen Canyon, southwestern wall, 924-742m 20130809T191542Z
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A hanging garden of small corals, sponges, and acesta clams.
Between Heezen and Nygren Canyons, 822-498m 20130811T145650Z
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Big sponges, little sponges, small octocorals, and giant acesta clams.
Between Heezen and Nygren Canyons, 822-498m 20130811T151130Z
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Small boulder with small octocoral and large flytrap anemone. A squat lobster is in upper right and a salp is seen in upper center.
Between Heezen and Nygren Canyons, 822-498m 20130811T163855Z
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A lone boulder with encrusting sponges and a large closed anemone. At its base is a longfin hake and a red crab ready for action.
Between Heezen and Nygren Canyons, 822-498m 20130811T185200Z
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Closeup of biota on rock including encrusting sponges, small brittle stars, small shiny bivalves, hydroids, and nearly invisible tube worms (look for the white filaments with radial patterns). Although the large biota covering many areas is easy to see, virtually
Between Heezen and Nygren Canyons, 822-498m 20130811T192514Z
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Acanthogorgia coral on a small boulder. A purple scale worm is in the right foreground and a red squat lobster sits atop the boulder.
Between Heezen and Nygren Canyons, 822-498m 20130811T194308Z
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A seemingly random assemblage of partially red shrimp, two eels with heads down towards the bottom, at least three squid, one shiny fish seeming to laying on its side (dead?), a large peach-colored anemone on a small rock, two large shrimp on the large rock, and a red crab. A large salp is in the right half with its orange beads extending from the top right of the image.
Canyon between Powell and Lydonia Canyons, 655m 20130812T143538Z
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Beautiful hanging gardens of Lydonia Canyon with a highly diverse faunal assemblage. Encrusting sponges, Solenosmilia variabilis coral, acesta clams, small purple octocorals, and large peach-colored anemones.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T155655Z
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Beautiful hanging gardens of Lydonia Canyon with a highly diverse faunal assemblage. Encrusting sponges, Solenosmilia variabilis coral, an acesta clam, small purple octorals, small white serpulid tube worms, cup corals and squat lobsters.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T155904Z
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Beautiful hanging gardens of Lydonia Canyon with a highly diverse faunal Solenosmilia variabilis coral, an acesta clam, small white tube serpulid tube worms, cup corals, and a squat lobsters. A small white octocoral is seen in the upper center.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T155939Z
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Beautiful hanging gardens of Lydonia Canyon with a highly diverse faunal assemblage. Encrusting sponges, Solenosmilia variabilis coral, an acesta clam, small purple octorals, small white serpulid tube worms, cup corals and squat lobsters. Small white octocorals can be seen in the right center of the image.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T160012Z
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Beautiful hanging gardens of Lydonia Canyon with a highly diverse faunal assemblage. Encrusting sponges, Solenosmilia variabilis coral, acesta clams, small purple octorals, small white serpulid tube worms, cup corals and squat lobsters. From a distance, less of the smaller fauna can be seen as compared to expn0303.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T160204Z
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Beautiful hanging gardens of Lydonia Canyon with a highly diverse faunal assemblage. This scene is dominated by acesta clams and cup corals. A lone sea urchin is seen in the upper left and a lone orange anemone in the upper right. A small pinkish octocoral is in the center of the image.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T180439Z
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Acesta clams, cup corals, a small dead coral (white) with numerous small crustaceans, and whitish pink octocoral. Small serpulid worms are using both the rock canyon wall and the acesta clams as substrate.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T180602Z
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An acesta clam and a pinkish white octocoral.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T180628Z
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Overhang covered with Acesta clams and cup corals.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T180722Z
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Closer inspection reveals small orange anemones, serpulid worm tubes, and a squat lobster as well as cup corals and acesta clams.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T180756Z
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Closer inspection reveals small a small Paragorgia coral, serpulid worm tubes, small sponges, and pinkish octocoral.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T180934Z
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Closer inspection reveals small a small red octocorals, serpulid worm tubes, and a moderate-size anemone with a rough brown column in the upper right. A small squat lobster is above the small red coral in the right center of the image.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T180955Z
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A red sea bat sea star, small patches of translucent to white sponges, small orange sponges, skeletons of dead cup corals, and small orange anemones. No matter what the resolution of an image, questions always remain - what are the small white circular objects seemingly adhering to the rock but also in the sediment in the bottom of the image?
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T160419Z
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A grenadier with a parasitic isopod on its back swims beneath the hind legs of a red crab (Chaceon quinquedens).
Between Alvin and Nantucket Canyons, 896-778m 20130816T175138Z
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Two Atlantic rockfish Sebastes sp., a red crab literally hanging out off the small boulder, a longfin hake below the crab, and a blackbelly rosefish on the sand in right center. Two midwater fish are also seen, a perhaps a barbeled dragonfish center top of the image, and a myctophid swimming over the larger of the Sebastes sp. A small fish is nestled up against the small rock to right.
Canyon between Powell and Lydonia Canyons, 655m 20130812T155500Z
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The large white object is a closed up sea anemone. The lower Sebastes sp. is pursuing the myctophid fish which came within its striking range. See expn0314 for myctophid location in previous image.
Canyon between Powell and Lydonia Canyons, 655m 20130812T155502Z
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A whitish gray Graneledone sp. octopus hanging out in a cave in the wall of the canyon. Acesta clams, Solenosmilia variabilis coral, many small yellow and white sponges, and a brisingid starfish are also seen.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T163758Z
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Cup corals, a large pink octocoral, purple Clavularia sp. coral, and other smaller octocorals cover this section of canyon wall.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T164544Z

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