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

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Two squat lobsters can be seen on "black" coral bushes and a large shrimp, all on this rock face.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T180021Z
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An orange and white striped squat lobster on a "black" coral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T180042Z
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A large shrimp, Heterocarpus ensifer, the armed nylon shrimp.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T192454Z
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A white squat lobster hanging from an overhanging ledge.
Exocet Seamount 2900 meters. 20150428T140829Z
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A pink and white squat lobster with dirty appearing chelae.
Exocet Seamount 20150428T170433Z
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A strange appearing reddish pink crustacean half buried in sediment.
Exocet Seamount 20150428T173528Z
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A strange appearing reddish pink crustacean half buried in sediment.
Exocet Seamount 20150428T173603Z
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An orange squat lobster.
hiting Seamount approximately 800 meters 20150429T165812Z
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A colorful shrimp with its tail fanned out. The white line appears to be marine debris.
hiting Seamount approximately 700 meters 20150429T173144Z
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An orange crab's back appears to be hosting a sponge and other biota.
hiting Seamount approximately 600 meters 20150429T183224Z
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A large colorful shrimp with alternating red and white bands extending over the length of its body.
hiting Seamount approximately 600 meters 20150429T185004Z
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Find the crab on the tube worm encrusted rock face. A yellow crinoid is seen in the upper right, and a yellowish sponge is seen in the lower left.
hiting Seamount approximately 550 meters 20150429T192124Z
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A white and orange crab.
hiting Seamount approximately 550 meters 20150429T192310Z
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Sea urchin spines litter the seafloor in this small area.
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Sea urchin with long spines and a test with shades of yellowish and purple.
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Sea urchin with very long barbed spines and a central yellowish test.
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Closeup of sea urchin with very long barbed spines and central yellow test. Associate brown and white striped brittle stars with black central disk are also quite interesting.
20150412T151617Z
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Full view of sea urchin in image expn3666 . Some of the long barbed spines either retained the yellow coloratin of the central test or perhaps are developing yellow coloration with age? growth rate?
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View of white sea urchin with long spines that are purple at interior end. This image shows the intricate configuration of the test and spines of this urchin.
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A white urchin in the midst of a grayish white sponge forest.
20150412T194426Z
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Urchin similar in appearance to image expn3668 but having dirty gray spines and but being white in areas where spines attach to test.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 593 m 20150415T120418Z
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An urchin that has been plowing through a sand bottom. This urchin has very fine white spines. Note the abrupt turnabout in the trail left by the urchin.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 593 m 20150415T123704Z
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A rare sea-urchin with paddle-like spines.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 550 m 20150415T134425Z
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A rare sea-urchin with paddle-like spines. With the exception of the "paddles", this urchin looks quite similar to that in image expn3670.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 550 m 20150415T134533Z
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The same species of sea urchin with same coloration as image expn3666.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 550 m 20150415T143915Z
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Looking like the top of a Christmas tree star, this large long-spined urchin has climbed this dead appearing black coral bush. Has it gained some survival advantage by being high off the seafloor? Is it consuming the small life-forms colonizing the dead coral?
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 500 m 20150415T150815Z
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Closeup of the urchin in image expn3675 showing that it is has the barbed spines and same coloration as the urchin in image expn3666.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 500 m 20150415T150931Z
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Large live urchin with what are probably hydroids colonizing its spines. This urchin dwarfs the sponges and cup coral in close proximity to it.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 500 m 20150415T154249Z
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Closeup of urchin in image expn3677.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 500 m 20150415T154407Z
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A pancake urchin showing spines with projections at end and tubular feet. Numerous small greeneyes are seen in the vicinity.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 450 m 20150415T170451Z
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A pancake urchin showing spines with projections at end and tubular feet. Numerous small greeneyes are seen in the vicinity.
Puerto Rico ENE of Mona Island approx. 450 m 20150415T170538Z
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A pancake urchin with eight paddle-like spines. Probably Phormosoma placenta.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T122345Z
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A pancake urchin with twenty-four paddle-like spines visible. With the exception of a greater number of "paddles" this appears to be the same species as that seen in image expn3681. Probably Phormosoma placenta.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T130707Z
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A pancake urchin with four or five paddle-like spines visible. Probably Phormosoma placenta.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T143545Z
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A purple pancake urchin.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T180204Z
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Two small test long-spined urchins of the same species in close proximity to each other.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T185027Z
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A good-sized purple urchin with long grayish white spines.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T150701Z
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A good-sized purple urchin with long grayish white spines high in a "black" coral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T152852Z
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Close-up of urchin seen in image expn3686 perched in high in "black" coral bush. right, and small snail in upper right.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T152950Z
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Close-up of urchin similar in appearance to expn3686 in white scleractinian coral bush. Note small white barnacle in upper left, small tube worm in lower
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T180825Z
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A white pancake urchin with numerous paddle-like spines. This would seem to be a very rare species.
hiting Seamount approximately 600 meters 20150429T182900Z
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Close-up of a white pancake urchin with numerous paddle-like spines. This would seem to be a very rare species.
hiting Seamount approximately 600 meters 20150429T182914Z
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A dissheveled appearing urchin. Perhaps the same species that was plowing through the sediment in image expn3671.
hiting Seamount approximately 550 meters 20150429T194618Z
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Two urchins of the same species as image expn 3692.
hiting Seamount approximately 550 meters 20150429T194658Z
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An odd appearing urchin with short spines with small yellow globules at the end of many spines.
Puerto Rico, East wall Mona Canyon approx. 3900 m 20150414T182209Z
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White six-armed brisingid starfish - a species of Freyastera.
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A very thick-legged robust appearing starfish - Plinthaster dentatus - preying upon a sponge, or perhaps hydroids.
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A small orange-white starfish that appears to be a victim of deflategate next to a small glass sponge.
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An orange and white biscuit star at the edge of a ledge.
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A small white sea star in the midst of sponges.
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