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

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Small tube worms, two shrimp, and a gastropod are seen at a cold seep site.
2008 October 1 1937
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A cold seep site. The white material in the upper left is interesting - bacterial material? methane hydrate?
2008 September 26 1958
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Marine snow raining down on the sediment. Numerous small seeps are noted as well as many clumps of white material - bacterial material? methane hydrate?
2008 September 26 2201
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Purple fuzzy material, probably bacterial, at a cold seep site with at least one live lamellibrachian tube worm. This purple material has not been seen in any other OER expedition.
2010 1023.090559
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Purple fuzzy material, probably bacterial, at a cold seep site with at least one live lamellibrachian tube worm. This purple material has not been seen in any other OER expedition.
2010 1023.090654
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A cold seep site with lamellibrachian tube worms, mussels, and at least three species of gastropods including two white chitons visible in image.
2010 1023.091515
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A cold seep site with brown globules of oil rising up from the seafloor.
2010 1023.092529
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Cold seep site with lamellibrachian tube worms and acesta clams. This is a repeat study site as noted by marker H. A species of tube worm dependent on photosynthetic life have their tentacles extended. Lophelia pertusa coral is growing within the tube worm thicket.
2010 1026.234735
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Cold seep site with lamellibrachian tube worms and acesta clams. This is a repeat study site as noted by marker H. A species of tube worm dependent on photosynthetic life have their tentacles extended. Lophelia pertusa coral is growing within the tube worm thicket.
2010 1026.235508
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A cold seep site with a few lamellibranchian tube worms, a Callogorgia americana coral bush, and a large orange and white squat lobster. Find the small pink squat lobster.
2008 September 29 1916
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A thicket of lamellibrachian tube worms with associated acesta clams at a cold seep site.
2008 September 29 2243
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A thicket of lamellibrachian tube worms with associated acesta clams at a cold seep site.
2008 September 29 2244
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A thicket of lamellibrachian tube worms with associated acesta clams at a cold seep site.
2008 September 29 2244
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A thicket of lamellibrachian tube worms with associated acesta clams at a cold seep site.
2008 September 29 2244
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A thicket of lamellibrachian tube worms at a cold seep site.
2008 September 29 2249
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Ice worms in an outcropping of methane hydrate.
2010 1030.083744
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A colony of lamellibrachian tube worms at a cold seep site with white shrimp and a number of white squat lobsters.
2010 1103.081513
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Callogorgia americana coral bushes with a large number of associated large brittle stars. An Atlantic orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) is hanging out.
2010 1027.080515
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A golden crab (Chaceon fenneri).
2008 September 29 2045
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Orange anemones, an orange and white squat lobster, and a glass sponge colonized by yellow zoanthids.
2010 1024.230431
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Large white anemones with orange mouth, brown cerianthid anemones, lollipop sponges, and a large orange and white squat lobster with chelae extended.
2008 October 1 1344
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Large white anemones with orange mouth, brown cerianthid anemones, lollipop sponges, and a large orange and white squat lobster with chelae extended.
2008 October 1 1344
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Large white anemones with orange mouth, yellow feather star crinoid, lollipop sponges, and a large orange and white squat lobster with chelae extended.
2008 October 1 2043
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Large white anemones with orange mouth, yellow feather star crinoid, lollipop sponges, and a large orange and white squat lobster with chelae extended.
2008 October 1 2043
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A topographic high point with squat lobsters, a paramuricid coral, and white sponges.
2010 October 19 031502
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An orange and white squat lobster and orange "black coral" whip corals.
2010 1021.003050
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An orange and white squat lobster and orange "black coral" whip corals.
2010 1021.003059
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A large orange and white squat lobster with chelae extended, orange "black coral " whip corals, two small octocoral bushes, small blue sponges, white sponges, and a small pink squat lobster in the lower right corner.
2010 1021.033044
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A large orange and white squat lobster with chelae extended, orange "black coral " whip corals, two small octocoral bushes, small blue sponges, white sponges, and a small pink squat lobster in the lower right corner.
2010 1021.033057
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Deep sea coral. White and orange "black coral" Leiopathes glaberrima. Some of these corals live to be over 2,000 years old.
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 1 of 8. An unsuspecting squid cruises over a stealthy squat lobster.
2008 October 1 2122
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 2 of 8. Within 2 minutes the squid has been attacked and captured by the center squat lobster.
2008 October 1 2124
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 3 of 8. Securing the squid.
2008 October 1 2124
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 4 of 8. Dinnertime.
2008 October 1 2124
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 5 of 8. Dinnertime 2.
2008 October 1 2124
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 6 of 8. Dinnertime 3.
2008 October 1 2124
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 7 of 8. Dinnertime 4.
2008 October 1 2124
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 8 of 8. Closeup of dining squat lobster.
2008 October 1 2125
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 9 of 10. Within two minutes a guest diner has arrived. Although a smaller squat lobster, it appears to have no fear of trying for a piece of the action. A third uninvited guest is also arriving.
2008 October 1 2127
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Calamari for dinner. Photo 10 of 10. Although only six minutes from initial capture, the squid is already being torn apart by two squat lobsters while a third squat lobster is gingerly attempting to work his way in for a morsel.
2008 October 1 2128
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A large squat lobster with only one chela.
2008 September 29 1728
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Closeup of a large squat lobster with yellow feather star crinoid and pinkish orange octocoral behind the squat lobster.
2008 September 29 1728
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Squat lobster in front of a small white coral and a colony of brownish yellow zoanthids.
2008 September 29 1942
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Orange and white squat lobsters.
2008 September 29 2053
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Squat lobster with chelae open and ready for action.
2008 September 26 1903
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Blue sponges, white and orange Leiopathes glabberima "black coral", small stands of Lophelia pertusa, a large squat lobster, a large yellow anemone, and a white and orange feather star crinoid.
2010 1024.033842
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A large squat lobster on Lophelia pertusa coral with brown and orange anemones in the foreground.
2010 1024.223324
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A large squat lobster, large brown anemones, and a glass sponge with yellow zoanthids.
2010 1024.230431
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Closeup of an orange squat lobster on Lophelia pertusa coral.
2010 1025.231454
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Three large squat lobsters, white Leiopathes glaberrima coral, two large sponges , a large white anemone, and the arms of a number of feather star crinoids can be seen.
2010 1026.003306

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