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

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Differential erosion leaves ledges and recesses that provide homes for cup corals, acesta clams, various corals and sponges.
Minor canyon near Shallop Canyon, 1131-1034m 20130802T180725Z
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En echelon fracturing along canyon wall showing a relatively new rock surface. A large brittle star and a few sponges are seen. Small life forms are colonizing the relatively fresh rock surface.
Oceanographer Canyon, west wall, 1236-1150m 20130803T155441Z
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Sediment dug from this burrow has a different texture and color from the seafloor material. Possible markings from crabs or other legged biota seen as little rectangular indentations in sediment.
Between Alvin and Nantucket Canyons, 896-778m 20130816T164756Z
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Another example of en echelon fracturing. These appear to be much older than the surfaces seen in expl0819.
Oceanographer Canyon, west wall, 1236-1150m 20130803T164802Z
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Relatively recent fractured rock surface. However, the surface is old enough to be colonized by large anthomastus corals, cup corals, and other biota.
Oceanographer Canyon, west wall, 1236-1150m 20130803T161340Z
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A red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) in a sediment chute.
Oceanographer Canyon, west wall, 1236-1150m 20130803T164246Z
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A large block of rock that has broken off the canyon wall and resides at the base of an escarpment. It is being colonized by anthomastus corals and other small biota.
Heezen Canyon, southwestern flank, 1,710-1621m 20130807T140413Z
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A differentially eroded cliff with the more resistant layers protruding outward. Corals, acesta clams, and other biota are seen.
Nygren Canyon, northeastern flank, 910-661m 20130808T174052Z
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Boulders in an area of landslide debris. This landslide is relatively old from the appearance of associated biota and amount of sediment covering the boulders.
Nygren Canyon, northeastern flank, 910-661m 20130808T200226Z
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An area of failure with boulders and and large blocks of rock having sloughed off the canyon wall.
Nygren Canyon, northeastern flank, 910-661m 20130808T200351Z
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An eroded sediment chute in the canyon wall. The white "pathways" may be from sediment sliding down the chute or possible from longline fishing gear rubbing against the wall.
Heezen Canyon, southwestern wall, 924-742m 20130809T144212Z
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A sediment chute with a rock wedged in it. The finer sediment appears to be dammed behind the rock. The white trail seems to end at the sediment and rock as well.
Heezen Canyon, southwestern wall, 924-742m 20130809T150401Z
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Sediment covered mudstone? with many large holes and collapse features between holes.A small natural stone arch is seen. Bio-erosion? Chemical erosion? what could cause this?
Between Heezen and Nygren Canyons, 822-498m 20130811T154701Z
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Two sediment chutes cut into the canyon wall. The one to the right has cobble- size stones and fine sediment, while the one to the left only has fine sediment in the field of view.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T135424Z
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Sediment chute with rock and sediment.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T135547Z
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Two sediment chutes cut into the canyon wall. The one to the right has cobble- size stones and fine sediment, while the one to the left only has fine sediment in the field of view.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T140059Z
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Sediment chute with pebbles that seem to have swept away thin veneer of sediment and left underlying rock exposed.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T150007Z
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Large sediment chute with large blocks of rock that have slid down from higher up in the canyon. A large peach-colored anemone is seen to the left of the chute.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T183535Z
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Arcuate spalling of rock off canyon wall leaves an overhang that makes a preferred habitat for numerous types of sessile creatures.
Lydonia Canyon, southwestern wall, 1236-1136m 20130813T191538Z
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Boulders at a landslide site. The size of the coral growing on some of the boulders establishes that the landslide is not of recent origin.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T135320Z
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At least three different types of coral adorn this spur projecting from the canyon wall.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T140315Z
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"Recent" rockfall and spalling failure exposing a clean wall section in Oceanographer Canyon.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T142546Z
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Failure surface along canyon wall. "Recent" rockfall and spalling failure exposing a clean wall section.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T142647Z
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Flat, paramuricea coral covered top of a spur projecting out from the wall of Oceanographer Canyon.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T143345Z
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Fossil in sediment on the continental slope. Appears to be an ammonite fossil.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T154600Z
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Fossil in sediment on the continental slope. Appears to be an ammonite fossil.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T154805Z
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Fossil in sediment on the continental slope. Appears to be an ammonite fossil.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T154849Z
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Fossil in sediment on the continental slope. Appears to be an ammonite fossil.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T155201Z
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Fossil in sediment on the continental slope.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T155305Z
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Parallel ripples in the sediment indicating relatively strong currents.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T181349Z
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Parallel ripples in the sediment indicating relatively strong currents.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T181434Z
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Parallel ripples in the sediment indicating relatively strong currents. A red crab (Chaceon quinquedens) stands astride some ripples.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T181909Z
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Parallel ripples looking produce a washboard pattern.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T182032Z
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Large sub-parallel ripples. Coarse sediment material is caught in the lee and troughs of the ripples.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T190351Z
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Large sub-parallel ripples. Coarse sediment material is caught in the lee and troughs of the ripples.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T190506Z
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Contorted ripple pattern in the vicinity of a small boulder.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T190902Z
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Deep Discoverer (D2) seen over ripples on a sediment bottom.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T191116Z
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Mud or silt bottom with sparse small life forms.
Oceanographer Canyon, southeastern wall, 1246-891m 20130814T200040Z
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Canyon wall with at least seven different species of coral visible.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T192227Z
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Area of canyon wall with iron staining devoid of visible life.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T200411Z
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Iron-stained area on canyon wall with small tube worms.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T200455Z
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Iron-stained area on canyon wall with small tube worms. The staining appears to have emanated from a fossil burrow.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T200636Z
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A round fossil burrow with tube worms on its surface.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T201653Z
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Small tube worms, a large cup corall, and small sponges in the vicinity of what appears to be a fossil burrow.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T202834Z
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At least five different species of coral along a canyon wall. A number of large fossil burrows are also seen. Is this the future fate of many of the large burrows seen in unconsolidated sediment on the continental slope?
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T202941Z
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A large fossil burrow on a canyon wall with methane bubbles escaping.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T203113Z
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At least five different species of coral along a canyon wall. A number of large fossil burrows are also seen. Is this the future fate of many of the large burrows seen in unconsolidated sediment on the continental slope?
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T203245Z
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At least five different species of coral are seen on this canyon wall with a number of fossil burrows.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T203419Z
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Section of canyon wall with small corals. Horizontal bedding of sedimentary layers is prominently displayed in this image.
Welker Canyon, southwestern wall, ?-1407m 20130815T211313Z
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Witch flounder on bottom in an area of hummocky sediment covering.
Between Alvin and Nantucket Canyons, 896-778m 20130816T151003Z

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