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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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Filaments of bacterial material line a small ledge at a cold seep site.
Oceanographer Canyon, west wall, 1236-1150m 20130803T181818Z
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Filaments of bacterial material line a small ledge at a cold seep site.
Oceanographer Canyon, west wall, 1236-1150m 20130803T181909Z
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White bacterial material possibly covering worm tubes (circular openings) at a cold seep site. A bathymodiolus mussel is at the right.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T151154Z
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A sea urchin in a bed of bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T151423Z
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A sea urchin in a bed of bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site. As the camera homes in on this site, the small white specks on the mussels appear to be small spiral serpulid worm tubes.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T151526Z
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A bed of bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site with white bacterial material . As the camera homes in on this site, the small white specks on the mussels appear to be small spiral serpulid worm tubes.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T151700Z
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Small beds of bathymodiolus mussels at a cold seep site.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T151825Z
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The sometimes patchy nature of areas able to support life at a cold seep site becomes evident in this image as small groups of bathymodiolus mussels are seen apparently living in proximity to cold seeps while non-chemosynthetic biota is seen in the upper right and lower left of the image.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T152203Z
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The sometimes patchy nature of areas able to support life at a cold seep site becomes evident in this image as small groups of bathymodiolus mussels are seen apparently living in proximity to cold seeps.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T152525Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels covered with small spiral shaped serpulid worm tubes. The tentacular crown of one worm can be seen in the lower left center bottom of the image.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T152830Z
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Bathymodiolus mussels covered with small spiral shaped serpulid worm tubes. Small gastropods can also be seen crawling on the mussels on the left side of the image. A translucent worm tube looking somewhat like a soda straw is seen in the lower right.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T153036Z
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Small white spiral serpulid tube worms and bathymodiolus mussels at a seep site. Is the honeycomb pattern of the material the worms are adhering to methane hydrate or some other material? Cold seep site.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T153546Z
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Cold seep site with bathymodiolus mussels, white bacterial mat material, and brownish granular material. Small gastropods can also be seen. The circular holes may be tube worms covered by the white material.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T153704Z
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Cold seep site with bathymodiolus mussels, white bacterial mat material, translucent worm tubes, a few small serpulid worm tubes, and small gastropods can be found in the image.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T153759Z
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Cold seep site with bathymodiolus mussels, white bacterial mat material, and brownish granular material. Small gastropods can also be seen. The circular holes may be tube worms covered by the white material.
Nygren Canyon, 1579-1310m 20130806T154016Z
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A white boulder with some cobbles and pebbles and a brisingid sea star.
20130602T083241Z
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A fossil burrow exposed on the canyon wall. Small white sponges are the dominant large biota seen in this image.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181029Z
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Closeup of a fossil burrow exposed on the canyon wall.
Hydrographer Canyon, western wall 1420-1300m 20130713T181051Z
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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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