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

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A large lithodid crab at a cold seep site.
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A large lithodid crab at a cold seep site with mussels, urchins, and other biota .
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A large lithodid crab at a cold seep site with mussels, urchins, and other biota .
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A healthy assemblage of urchins at a cold seep site.
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A large gouge in the seafloor at a cold seep site.
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Mussels, urchins, brown worms, and methane hydrate at a cold seep site.
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Mussels and methane hydrate at a cold seep site.
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Mussels, urchins, and large white gastropods at a cold seep site. A large gray encrusting sponge is also seen.
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A large white urchin attached to a rock protruding from a seemingly azoic, with the exception of an orange bacterial mat, brine pool.
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Large white urchins attached to a rock protruding from a seemingly azoic, with the exception of an orange bacterial mat, brine pool.
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A high mud outcrop is adorned with various corals, anemones, and other life forms as it protrudes from a seemingly azoic brine pool.
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Small purple octocorals, a golden crab, and small tube worms on a rock protruding from a brine pool.
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Deep sea fish swimming over cold seep area and in close proximity to brine pool.
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Deep sea fish swimming over cold seep area and in close proximity to brine pool.
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Rock protruding off bottom with brisingid starfish, purple octocorals, and anemones.
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An island with small life forms in a dead sea of a brine pool.
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Islands covered with small life forms and rimmed by orange bacterial mats in an otherwise azoic brine pool.
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Orange bacterial mat covering a dead mussel shell near the interface of "normal" oceanic waters and the much denser and anoxic waters of the brine pool.
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The edge of a brine pool with orange bacterial mat.
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Large orange anemones thriving on a high point near the edge of a brine pool.
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The manipulator arms of Deep Discoverer at the edge of a brine pool.
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Orange bacterial mat marks the interface between "normal" oceanic waters and much denser waters of brine pool.
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Lamellibrachian tube worms at cold seep site.
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Worm tubes protruding from brine pool.
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Lamellibrachian tube worms on high area next to brine pool. Oddly a few tube worms protrude from the brine.
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Lamellibrachian tube worms and large anemones on high area next to brine pool.
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A squat lobster on a high point next to a brine pool.
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A tangled mass of tube worms next to a brine pool.
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A tangled mass of tube worms on right of image. Small tube worms on middle bottom and at least three white shrimp.
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A sharply demarcated line between a brine pool on the right and brown mud bottom to left.
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White zoanthids, a white holothurian, and the chelae of a squat lobster are seen on a high point next to a brine pool.
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High point with white zoanthids next to brine pool. A white holothurian seems to have fallen into the brine pool. Will it survive the azoic environment?
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A white holothurian seems to have fallen into the brine pool. Will it survive the azoic environment?
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Sharply defined boundary between brine pool and normal seafloor. A few mussels are seen on the "normal" seafloor area at bottom of image.
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An eel swims over a brine pool.
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Two large anemones are seen on a high rock protruding from the brine pool.
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Various life forms seen on high points around brine pool. Orange bacterial mat is near interface of brine pool and "normal" sea water.
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A white squat lobster, various anemones, a tube worm,and red shrimp are seen near a cold seep area.
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A mound near a brine pool with purple octocorals, large white anemones, and lamellibrachian tube worms.
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Beautiful purple octocorals on a high point near a brine pool.
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Large mussels and urchins at a cold seep. Can you see the head of the eel pout resting on a chiton shell?
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Mussels, white shrimp, and amphipods at a cold seep site.
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Mussels, an urchin, a chiton, two shrimp, and the nose of an eel pout which is just barely visible at a cold seep site.
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Black globules of oil entering the water column at a cold seep site with mussels and urchins.
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Globules of oil juxtaposed against a white urchin at a natural oil seep.
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Globules of oil juxtaposed against a white urchin and chemosynthetic mussels at a cold seep site.
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A red ctenophore above a cold seep site. Look closely and the trail of oil globules escaping from the seafloor can be seen as a line of black dots.
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Cold seep site with mussels, urchins, and lamellibrachian tube worms.
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Shrimp, amphipods, and numerous small white brittle stars are seen on mussels at this cold seep site.
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A dainty octocoral bush and two large venus flytrap anemones on a high point near a brine pool.
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