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

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Physonect siphonophore is actually a chain of colonial hydroids.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Jellyfish come in many forms, many too fragile to capture in nets.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Some jellyfish pulsate to propel themselves through the water.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Cyanea jellyfish are common on the New England coast in summer.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, southern New England.
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Crushed lobster left in the path of a scallop drag. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, coastal Maine. 1987 JUly
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Galatheid crabs are common burrow-dwellers on the continental slope. Munida iris.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Octopus live in all oceans, including the muddy deep sea floor.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 July
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A dense bed of brittle stars can get their food from the water or bottom. Ophiura sarsii.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Soft corals, crinoids and sea pens need a hard spot for attachment.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Delicate crinoid can orient towards the current to increase food capture.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Sea anemones clustered on a rocky slope off Hawaii.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Feather duster worms, a type of annelid worm, and more specifically, tube- dwelling polychaete worms. The "arms" are actually tentacles or "radioles" at the anterior end of the worm. Most of the worms' bodies are hidden within the tubes they have constructed.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Lobster tangled in a gillnet intended to capture cod and other groundfish. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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Sea anemones festoon a rocky outcrop off Alaska.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Alaska. 1994 May
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Lobster works a pit in a shell bed. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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Portunid crab cowering at the base of a cerianthid anemone. Cerianthus borealis (anemone).
Atlantic Ocean, Veatch Canyon. 1974 August
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Colorful fireworm projecting from a coral head has a sting if touched.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys.
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Seastar doen't know what hit it -- arm of a NURP submersible.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Hermit crabs are very particular about their shell homes.
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This sea snake is actually a vertebrate and in the wrong place in collection.
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Spiny lobster, unlike its northern relative, has no big crusher claw. Panulirus argus
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys
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Junvenile lobster use weeds and sponges as refuge.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys
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Golden crabs are the largest crustacean on the continental slope off Florida.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk Canyon. 1973 June
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Starfish don't just have five arms-- this sun star has a dozen.
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The lobster's large claw can crush crabs, clams and fingers. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore Maine. 1975 November
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Cleaner shrimp are distinguished from other shrimp by their long antennae.
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Sub arm reaches for a soft coral.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Soft coral species are found in both cold deep and shallow warm waters.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Small sea anemone on volcanic rock off Hawaii.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Sea star on volcanic rock off Hawaii.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Anemone on a fist-sized volcanic rock off Hawaii.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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American lobsters live from the rocky coast to the canyons off New England. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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Spider crab speaks slowly to a soft coral.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Gold coral is found below 300 m in tropical oceans. Gerardia sp.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Cerianthid anemones are common on the continental slope in the north Atlantic. Cerianthus borealis.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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Branching coral poking up through sands off the Bahamas.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Bahamas. 1982 July
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Close-up of a Serpulid worm's crown taken through the window of Hydrolab.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, St. Croix, VI 1983 July
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Pederson cleaning shrimp on a reef in the Virgin Islands.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, St. Croix, VI 1983 July
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Sponge on a deep reef in the British Honduras.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Glovers Reef, Belize. 1972 October
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Rock lobster on a Pacific reef.
Pacific Ocean. 1983 April
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Sea cucumber being prepared for salad. Just kidding! The knife is for scale.
Pacific Ocean. 1983 April
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Beds of Conch move en masse when food gets scarce.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Lee Stocking Isl., BA 1987 April
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Humpback whales cruising beneath a diver. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific 1982 June
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Humpback whale calves are born in wintering waters of the tropics and subtropics . This humpback whale mother and calf will remain virtually inseparable. The calf weans at around ten or eleven months.
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales are gentle and feed primarily on krill, small shrimp. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales can leap clear out of the water. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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The notch in a humpback whale's tail is distinctive. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales often flap their tails or fins on the water surface. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Markings on a humpback whale's tail help indentify individuals. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales migrate from near the poles to tropical waters. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific

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