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

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Fossil burrows seen on the canyon wall with pieces of broken fossil burrow at the base of the escarpment. A large circular anomalous area is exposed on the right center of the image.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181201Z
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Broken fossil burrow material on the seafloor at the base of an escarpment.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181224Z
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Broken fossil burrow material on the seafloor at the base of an escarpment.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181309Z
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Broken fossil burrow material on the seafloor at the base of an escarpment.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181355Z
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Broken fossil burrow material on the seafloor at the base of an escarpment.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181731Z
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Broken fossil burrow material on the seafloor at the base of an escarpment.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181813Z
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White sea stars and an anthomastus coral on a surface formed by spalling from the canyon wall.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T184902Z
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A fossil burrow exposed on the canyon wall.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T185449Z
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A fish swims over a large rectangular prism of rock that has broken off the canyon wall.
Hydrographer Canyon, east wall 907-610m 20130714T134148Z
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A lone red shrimp on a large rectangular prism of rock that has broken off the canyon wall.
Hydrographer Canyon, east wall 907-610m 20130714T134633Z
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A grenadier hovering over a ledge formed by the breaking off of a large block of rock from the canyon wall. White translucent glass sponges colonize the ledge.
Atlantis Canyon, west wall 1100-885m 20130715T152425Z
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Horizontal bands of strata on the canyon wall.
Atlantis Canyon, west wall 1100-885m 20130715T160339Z
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Vertical striation on canyon wall - among the possibilities for the origin of this feature are an embryonic sediment chute and alternatively, a longline from a commercial fishing vessel scraping the canyon wall.
Atlantis Canyon, west wall 1100-885m 20130715T161202Z
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Vertical striation on canyon wall - among the possibilities for the origin of this feature are an embryonic sediment chute and alternatively, a longline from a commercial fishing vessel scraping the canyon wall.
Atlantis Canyon, west wall 1100-885m 20130715T161810Z
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Failure of canyon wall along an irregular surface. The black areas may be caused by springs seeping through the canyon wall.
Atlantis Canyon, west wall 1100-885m 20130715T162403Z
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A "black" coral bush near a failure surface along the canyon wall.
Atlantis Canyon, east wall 1800-1600m 20130716T154614Z
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Nearly orthogonal failure surfaces along the canyon wall.
Atlantis Canyon, east wall 1800-1600m 20130716T154706Z
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A large skate near a boulder that has broken off the canyon wall. Glass sponges, a red leg of a large squat lobster, and a large orange anemone are also seen on the lower ledge below the skate.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T143833Z
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A large block of rock apparently unattached from the main canyon wall.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T153313Z
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A series of sediment chutes cutting through the sedimentary rock of the canyon wall.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T184704Z
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A series of sediment chutes cutting through the sedimentary rock of the canyon wall. Sediment trails extend through the unconsolidated sediment at the base of the escarpment.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T184743Z
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Sediment chutes extending down the canyon wall. In other areas where they are not as deeply inscribed in the canyon wall, it has been suggested that the white trails such as seen in the left center were perhaps caused by monofilament longlines scraping on the canyon walls.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T191206Z
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Sediment chutes extending down the canyon wall. In other areas where they are not as deeply inscribed in the canyon wall, it has been suggested that the white trails such as seen in the left center were perhaps caused by monofilament longlines scraping on the canyon walls.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T191210Z
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Differential erosion with more resistant beds protruding out from the canyon wall. Eventually this resistant material will experience tabular slab failure and fall to the bottom of the escarpment.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T191324Z
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An interesting sediment chute that ends midway on an escarpment with evidence of downslope sediment movement showing with the white streak below the well-defined chute.
Alvin Canyon, west wall 926-863m 20130717T192345Z
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Horizontal sedimentary rock layers showing effects of differential erosion.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T135657Z
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Horizontal sedimentary rock layers showing effects of differential erosion.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T140053Z
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Horizontal sedimentary rock layers showing effects of differential erosion.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T151330Z
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Distinctly different lithologies are manifested by the layer of white seemingly denser and harder layer lying between layers of bio-eroded chalk layers.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T151417Z
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Bio-erosion of chalk sedimentary layers.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T152456Z
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Distinctly different sedimentary layers are seen along the canyon wall. Such simply oriented sedimentary rock layers have been referred to as "layer-cake geology."
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T163612Z
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Distinctly different sedimentary layers are seen along the canyon wall. Such simply oriented sedimentary rock layers have been referred to as "layer-cake geology."
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T165025Z
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A large layer of rock has failed and tumbled to the base of the escarpment below.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T165711Z
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Distinctly different sedimentary layers are seen along the canyon wall. Such simply oriented sedimentary rock layers have been referred to as "layer-cake geology."
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T170357Z
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Layers of resistant porcellanite rock interleaved with less resistant chalk that forms the eroded recesses. In this area, silt has sifted down from above covering many of the individual ledges formed by the differential erosion of the two rock types.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T172950Z
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Layers of resistant porcellanite rock interleaved with less resistant chalk that forms the eroded recesses. In this area, silt has sifted down from above covering many of the individual ledges formed by the differential erosion of the two rock types. Eventually the protruding layers will fail by slab failure eating away at the canyon walls.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T174444Z
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An outstanding example of differential erosion of softer material and slab failure of the more resistant material.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T185604Z
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Bio-erosion of soft chalk layers, particularly the large burrows that have been excavated. More resistant porcellanite layers form the ledges at bottom of the image.
Alvin Canyon, east wall 1088-1010m 20130718T192241Z
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White ophiuroid brittle stars on a cobble and sand bottom.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T145137Z
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Pebbles, cobbles, and an unidentified annular structure.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T161844Z
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Sedimentary rock that failed and fractured on the left.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T163813Z
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Three different layers of sedimentary rock differentiated by color variations.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T164844Z
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A view reminiscent of a moonscape. However, there is life with brittle stars and a white, oddly shaped object with three sea urchins.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T172245Z
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Bio-eroded layers are probably chalk. An example of the layered nature and differential erosion of the stratigraphy exposed along the walls of the canyon.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T184101Z
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Bio-erosion of canyon walls. The holes are probably all fossil or active burrows.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T184217Z
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A spur projecting out from the canyon wall with numerous brisingid sea stars.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T193358Z
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A spur projecting out from the canyon wall with numerous brisingid sea stars. The layer cake nature of the stratigraphy is evident in this image.
Block Canyon, east wall 2131-2062m 20130722T193501Z
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Large burrows in sedimentary rock.
Minor canyon named "Gauntlet Minor", 1110-1030m 20130724T134636Z
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A crevice provides a home for acesta clams. Sponges and Solenosmilia coral are seen on the vertical wall.
Minor canyon named "Gauntlet Minor", 1110-1030m 20130724T161032Z
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A xenophyophore sits to the left of a large hole in the canyon wall, possibly a result of bio-erosion.
Minor canyon near Shallop Canyon, 1131-1034m 20130802T163812Z

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