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

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Did a shell-covered holothurian shed its shell cover here? See image expn2153 image expl7566 . The shells seen are primarily pteropod shells.
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Did a shell-covered holothurian shed its shell cover here? See image expn2153 image expl7566 . The shells seen are primarily pteropod shells.
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Part of a fossil burrow.
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Sedimentary layers seen in mudstone. What geologic event caused the pink layer?
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What caused the pink layer?
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A seeming line of burrows. Were these caused by biological activity or some physical process.
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A seeming line of burrows. Were these caused by biological activity or some physical process.
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Ripples in a sediment chute indicating fairly high current regime when material is flowing.
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Ripples in a sediment chute indicating fairly high current regime when material is flowing.
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A "tar lily" - a flower-like extrusion of asphalt on the seafloor. Each petal of the tar lily was curved and had internal layering, a result of de-volatilization of the asphalt rising from the sub-seafloor upon its contact with seawater.
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A "tar lily" - a flower-like extrusion of asphalt on the seafloor. Each petal of the tar lily was curved and had internal layering, a result of de-volatilization of the asphalt rising from the sub-seafloor upon its contact with seawater.
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A "tar lily" - a flower-like extrusion of asphalt on the seafloor. Each petal of the tar lily was curved and had internal layering, a result of de-volatilization of the asphalt rising from the sub-seafloor upon its contact with seawater.
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A "tar lily" - a flower-like extrusion of asphalt on the seafloor. Each petal of the tar lily was curved and had internal layering, a result of de-volatilization of the asphalt rising from the sub-seafloor upon its contact with seawater.
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A "tar lily" - a flower-like extrusion of asphalt on the seafloor. Each petal of the tar lily was curved and had internal layering, a result of de-volatilization of the asphalt rising from the sub-seafloor upon its contact with seawater.
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A black stain on the seafloor. Possible a small methane seep area. Large ropy excrement is probably from either enteropneust worms or holothurians.
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A natural barrel of tar broken off a "tar lily."
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Portion of tar lily. Minimal life in area with exception of two large anemones. White area is small accumulation of methane hydrate.The paucity of life indicates these are relatively young features.
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Tar lily with a number of anemones and what appear to be some small corals.
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Methane hydrate seep at base of tar lily.
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A small deposit of methane hydrate at the base of an arm of the tar lily. A tube worm is in the upper left with cirri extended.
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A portion of the tar lily that is semi-circular in shape.
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A barrel-like semi-circular extrusion of tar. A large purple holothurian and a smalller purple one are in the lower quarter of the image.
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An arm of the tar lily.
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Central portion of the tar lily with scraggly stands of bamboo coral.
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Tar lily with a few anemones and stunted corals. In the right bottom are a few yellowish sponges and a purple holothurian. Monofilament fishing line is tangled up in the lower right showing that even rare natural features are not immune from marine debris. A gooseneck barnacle with cirri extended and small Paramuricean corals with associated brittle stars are also seen.
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Deep Discovererer II hovers over the propeller-like tar lily.
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A small seepage of methane hydrate with some methane bubbles.
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Perhaps a collapse feature with two species of "black" coral visible on the near rim.
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Beds of massive carbonates give a terrace like appearance.
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A white bacterial mat covering a carbonate surface.
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Bedding planes are plainly visible in this view of a carbonate bench. A small pink Paragorgia coral is visible as well as a very small yellow Paramuricean coral.
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Horizontal beds of carbonate rock.
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A mound of vuggy limestone with a spiky white sponge.
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Vuggy limestone with a small sponge visible.
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A large opening in the limestone with what appears to be an accumulation of methane hydrate on its roof.
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Appears to be jointing in carbonate rock outcrop.
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A prominent submarine dune with large ripples, possible result of a turbidity current.
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A prominent submarine dune with large ripples, possible result of a turbidity current.
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A prominent submarine dune with large ripples, possible result of a turbidity current.
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Submarine dune with dead coral debris on either side.
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A prominent submarine dune with large ripples, possible result of a turbidity current.
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Submarine dune with dead coral debris on either side.
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An area of carbonate rock almost completely covered by sand and mud. Glass sponges and afew small corals have colonized this minimal outcrop of carbonate rock.
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Sargassum weed caught between what appear to be hollow robust worm tubes.
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Sargassum weed caught between what appear to be hollow robust worm tubes. A small white squat lobster is at the base of the smaller tube.
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Brown wispy material - from an oil seep?
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Brown wispy material - from an oil seep?
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Weird stuff growing on sunken sargassum weed.
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Weird stuff growing on sunken sargassum weed.
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Sponge with red "scars" from what is probably benthic siphonophore tentacles.
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