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

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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site with bacterial mats.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T061458Z
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Relatively fresh dead bathymodiolus mussels. Cold seep areas, like their hydrothermal counterparts, have finite lives and finite sources of chemosynthetic nutrients. When the supply is shut offf, the community dies.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T062459Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T072845Z
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Live and dead bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. White brittle stars are also seen.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T074048Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. An orange rockling is seen below the mussels.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T075923Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. A large brittle star is in the right foreground.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T080132Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. Two orange rocklings are also seen.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T080513Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. A large orange rockling is seen below a ledge. A smaller rockling is seen in the upper left.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T080601Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. A large orange rockling is seen below a ledge.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T081331Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a very large cold seep site. Methane bubbles can be seen rising above the seep site in the center right of the image.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T081841Z
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Methane bubbles rising above a cold seep site.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T083624Z
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A small octopus (Graneledone verrucosa) amongst dead and live bathymodiolus mussels.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T101921Z
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A field of bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T102215Z
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A field of bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. A large red urchin is seen in the lower right.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T102614Z
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Methane bubbles rise above a small topographic high covered with bathymodiolus mussels. Overview of extensive chemosynthetic mussel communities colonizing carbonate and sedimented mounds as a seep site south of Norfolk Canyon.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T103005Z
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Methane bubbles rise above a cold seep site covered with bathymodiolus mussels.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T104603Z
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A large antimora cod swimming over a cold seep site covered with bathymodiolus mussels. An orange rockling is seen next to a ledge in the upper center of image.
Virginia , south of Norfolk Canyon 20130523T105418Z
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A spectacular image of methane bubbles rising above a cold seep site. Large pink anemones, tube worms, and a large red crab are seen in this image. Surprisingly, bathymodiolus mussels are not seen in this image.
Virginia, north of Washington Canyon 20130531T140630Z
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A spectacular image of methane bubbles rising above a cold seep site. Methane bubbles flow in a small stream out of the sediment on an area of seafloor offshore Virginia north of Washington Canyon. Quill worms, anemones, patches of bacterial mat, pandalid shrimp, and a large red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) can be seen in and along the periphery of the seepage area.
Virginia, north of Washington Canyon 20130531T140638Z
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Methane bubbles rising above an outcrop of methane hydrate. A fish peaking out at the lower right and red pandalid shrimp in the upper left. Worm tubes litter the area and some broken mussels shells.
Virginia, north of Washington Canyon 20130531T140734Z
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A spectacular image of methane bubbles rising above a cold seep site. Methane bubbles flow in a small stream out of the sediment on an area of seafloor offshore Virginia north of Washington Canyon. Quill worms, anemones, patches of bacterial mat, pandalid shrimp, and a large red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) can be seen in and along the periphery of the seepage area.
Virginia, north of Washington Canyon 20130531T140839Z
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A view from above of methane bubbles rising into the water column at a cold seep site. A siphonophore is seen to the left.
Virginia, north of Washington Canyon 20130531T140931Z
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Methane bubbles seen rising through the water column from a cold seep site.
Virginia, north of Washington Canyon 20130531T140935Z
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Methane bubbles rising from a cold seep site. A lobate ctenophore is seen in the upper left.
Virginia, north of Washington Canyon 20130531T140938Z
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Thousands of dead mussel shells litter the sea floor at a former cold seep site.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T152147Z
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A catastrophic kill-off of bathymodiolus mussels or just the end of a cold seep site that no longer provides nutrients?
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T152248Z
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Dead mussels at a former cold seep site. Are the white linear forms some type of worm, gooseneck barnacle, or something else?
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T152558Z
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Dead mussels at a cold seep site.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T152628Z
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An outcrop covered with desmophyllum cup corals. Two large pink urchins are seen to the left and right of the outcrop. A cold seep mussel bed is seen in the distance behind the outrcopping.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T154623Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. A small octopus and a rockling are seen in the lower right quadrant of the image.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T161009Z
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A patch of live bathymodiolus mussels surrounded by dead mussel shells at a cold seep site.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T171211Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site covered with white bacterial material.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T171725Z
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Globules of white, perhaps bacterial material, associated with bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T201639Z
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A large pinkish sea star and a red crab at a cold seep site littered with dead mussel shells.
Maryland-Virginia continental slope area 20130604T211345
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A white bacterial mat at a cold seep. The small white squiggly things might be small tube worms.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T143826Z
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Red crabs and a synaphobranchrid eel at a cold seep site.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T145322Z
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Red crabs at a methane hydrate outcropping at a cold seep site.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T165857Z
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A closeup view of a methane hydrate outcrop at a cold seep site. There are vast deposits of methane hydrates in areas of the continental shelfs world-wide. If these hydrates break down because of a warming ocean, vast amounts of methane could be released to the atmosphere accelerating warming of the planet.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T165932Z
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A closeup view of a methane hydrate outcrop at a cold seep site. There are vast deposits of methane hydrates in areas of the continental shelfs world-wide. If these hydrates break down because of a warming ocean, vast amounts of methane could be released to the atmosphere accelerating warming of the planet.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T170015Z
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A closeup view of a methane hydrate outcrop at a cold seep site. There are vast deposits of methane hydrates in areas of the continental shelfs world-wide. If these hydrates break down because of a warming ocean, vast amounts of methane could be released to the atmosphere accelerating warming of the planet.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T171122Z
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Clusters of live bathymodiolus mussels were encountered by Deep Discoverer (D2) at seep sites south of Nantucket. White cottony coating on some of the mussel shells is from bacteria.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T180204Z
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What appear to be fossil shells at an outcrop at a cold seep site.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T180632Z
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A small octopus is seen near a cold seep site.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T180915Z
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A few live bathymodiolus mussels and the shells of many dead ones.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T181801Z
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Carbonate rocks, an orange rockling, two red crabs visible, a small octopus, and many dead mussel shells at an "extinct" cold seep site.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T182231Z
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Strangely textured mud? rock outcrop, with small white worm tubes and a pandalid shrimp. Perhaps the semi-translucent object in the far right center is a large worm tube.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T182402Z
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A pink globular sea urchin at a cold seep site with alive and dead bathymodiolus mussels and sporadic coatings of white bacteria.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T182920Z
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A heavy mat covering of white bacteria on bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T183549Z
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A heavy mat covering of white bacteria on bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T183606Z
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Massive carbonates (brown rocks), live and dead mussels, and white bacterial mats were found at this cold seep site explored by the Deep Discoverer ROV.
New England Seep 3, 1124-1054 meters 20130711T183713Z

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