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

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White sponges and beautiful small purple octocorals on the east canyon wall.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T172330Z
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Bamboo corals, red crabs, and an orange rockling are seen in this image of broken sedimentary rock slabs.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T191400Z
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Antimora and crab face off.
Block Canyon, east wall 1345-1239m 20130719T141407Z
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Sea pen, possibly Kophobelemnon stelliferum with attached anemones. Two large white brittle stars are in the image.
Veatch Canyon, center to west side 2108-1969m 20130720T174412Z
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A white feather star crinoid, translucent white to gray encrusting sponges, and a large white globular sponge. Two brittle stars are seen in the right center.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T165006Z
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A yellow feather star crinoid and multiple brittle stars on a bamboo coral.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T170010Z
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A yellow feather star crinoid and multiple brittle stars on a bamboo coral.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T170119Z
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Hummocky appearing lava surface with lily-like white sponge, yellow feather star crinoid, orange holothurian, and multiple brittle stars on a bamboo coral.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T170619Z
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Yellow white feather star crinoid and bamboo coral bush with many brittle stars.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T170705Z
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Old sponge showing spicules. Clear white octocorals are colonizing this sponge as seen on the lower right of the sponge. A hermit crab is seen on the lava surface.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T172618Z
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A hummocky basalt outcrop with white sponges, purplish red goiter sponge, and at least one sea lily stalked crinoid.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T175321Z
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Yellow feather star crinoids, white vase sponges looking like lilies, and brittle stars dominate the biota seen in this scene. At least one translucent holothurian is seen in the right center of the image.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T180543Z
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Goiter sponge and oddly shaped orange crab.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T184037Z
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Scene along a slope of Mytilus Seamount including goiter sponge, various large white sponges, and a few small corals.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T184102Z
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Looking at a vertical basalt wall on Mytilus Seamount with numerous sponges and a bamboo coral that thas a brittle star at its very tip. Two brisingid starfish are seen.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T185022Z
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Looking at a vertical basalt wall on Mytilus Seamount with numerous sponges and brisingid starfish.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T185415Z
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As the camera homes in on the vertical wall, more animals come into view. The texture of goiter sponges and an unsuspected large serpulid tube worm are seen.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T185500Z
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A basalt wall covered with various sponges including vase sponges, goiter sponges, a large dead vase sponge with brittle stars, a large purple sea cucumber (holothurian), and more brittle stars adhering to the rock face.
Mytilus Seamount, north side, 3271-2750m 20130804T192627Z
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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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