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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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Title page of "Deep Sea Researches Made During the Voyage of the Nautical Shool-Ship 'MERCURY." This ship took delinquent boys and orphan boys from New York on a cruise to Africa and return and instructed them in navigation and in oceanographic techniques.
1871
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Cross-Section of the Atlantic Basin at Latitude 12 N extending from Sierra Leone to Barbados. This profile was made as a result of sounding taken on the School-Ship MERCURY, a vessel for training orphan boys and delinquent boys in nautical and oceanographic science. The sounding at 45 W indicated the southern extension of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge from the Azores.
1871
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The "Mickey Mouse Salt Domes" as they were called by Paul Grim of NOAA's EEZ mapping program in 1989. These domes were first surveyed by the NOAA Ship MT. MITCHELL, the largest dome being named Mitchell Dome for the ship. Whiting Dome, named for the NOAA Ship WHITING is the large dome to the NW. These are among the largest salt domes in the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico 2011
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Computer enhanced multibeam bathymetry map of the northwestern and northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf and slope. The continental slope surface shows both intraslope basins and higher relief ridges and domes that are expressions of salt masses in the shallow subsurface. Much of this image was from the NOAA EEZ mapping project of 1987-1991.
Gulf of Mexico 2006
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Arctic Ocean by Alexander Supan. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1891. Graphic 14.
Arctic Ocean 1891
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Arctic Ocean region (Polarkarte) showing Fruheren und Heutigen Menschengrenze by Kurt Hassert. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1891. Graphic 11.
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The Sargasso Sea by Professor Dr. Otto Krummel. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1891. Graphic 10.
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Deep Sea Soundings and Expeditions between 1888 and 1890 by Alexander Supan. The numbers indicate hundreds of meters - i.e., 42 = 4200 meters. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1892. Graphic 4.
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Temperature of surface waters of the ocean by Dr. Gerhard Schott. 1895. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1895.
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Specific Gravity of Surface Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Stream by Adolph Lindenkohl of the U.S. Coast Survey. 1896. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1896. Graphic 3.
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Temperature of Surface Waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Gulf Stream by Adolph Lindenkohl of the U.S. Coast Survey. 1896. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1896. Graphic 3.
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Specific Gravity of Surface Waters of the North Pacific Ocean by Adolph Lindenkohl of the U.S. Coast Survey. 1897. In: Petermann's Geographische Mitteilungen 1897. Graphic 19.
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Portion of map produced by members of the Siboga Expedition under Dr. Max Weber in the Dutch East Indies. 6505 meters was the deepest depth noted in the Banda Sea although this seems to be in doubt.
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East Mata Volcano
NE Lau Basin
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Fonualei South seamount
NE Lau Basin
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A multi-beam survey and 3-D image of the Mangatolu Triple Junction.
NE Lau Basin
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The North Mata Group of seamounts.
NE Lau Basin
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Vai Lili Vent Field and Valu Fa Ridge.
NE Lau Basin
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Volcano O. Wonder why it was named that?
NE Lau Basin
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Diagram of the interaction between the Pacific Plate and Indo-Australian Plate showing Tofua arc volcanic front.
NE Lau Basin
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Canyon off the Virginia-Maryland coast. Probably Baltimore Canyon.
Virginia-Maryland, offshore
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Axial Volcano off the coast of Oregon on the Juan de Fuca Ridge.
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Endangered sea turtle cruises a coral reef in the Florida Keys.
Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys.
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Sharks are a valuable fishery for their fins, a delicacy in the Orient.
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Ocean sunfish floats serenely in midwater. Mola mola.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida.
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School of myctophid midwater fish are important prey for game fish.
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Bass photographed by ROV in Lake Malawi, Africa.
Africa, Lake Malawi.
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Salmon spawning in a northwest U.S. hatchery.
Northwest U.S., Washington.
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Cunner inhabit a rocky reefs in New England.
Atlantic Ocean, coastal New England.
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School of northern anchovies make great sardines. Engraulis mordax.
Pacific Ocean.
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Northern anchovies are important prey for marine mammals and game fish
Pacific Ocean.
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School of yellow fin tuna, hunted and hunter along the Gulf Stream. Thunnus albacares.
Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Stream.
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Amberjack are a common sight on Carolina artificial reefs. Seriola dumerili.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, North Carolina.
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Small gobie scavenges on remains of a tiny clam.
Pacific Ocean, Coastal California.
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French angelfish are common on shallow tropical reefs. Pomacanthus paru.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean. 1984 August
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Blue chromis use corals for refuge from larger predators. Chromis cyaneus.
Florida, Florida Keys
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Tilefish live in burrows, sometimes forming undersea Pueblo villages. Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps.
Atlantic Ocean, Veatch Canyon.
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Goosefish laying camoflaged on a northern rocky reef. Lophius americanus.
North Atlantic Ocean, Georges Bank.
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Yellow-headed wrasse hover over brain coral. Halichoeres garnoti.
US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, St. Croix 1983 July
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Brain corals are an important reef building species throughout the tropics. Diploria sp.
US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, St. Croix 1983 July
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Bank sea bass pick through the rubble near temperate reefs. Centropristis sp.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, coastal Carolinas. 1989 August
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Rock fish blends in with soft coral cover.
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Rat-tail, also known as a grenadier. These bony fish inhabit sandy plains along the continental slope. Grenadier belong to the family Macrouridae and are gadiformes (cod-like fishes).
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, Hatteras Slope. 1991 August
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Balloonfish deflated and resting. Diodon holocanthus.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys. 1991 June
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Manta ray rises from the sand at the base of a Carolina reef.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, coastal Carolinas.
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Northern tilefish inspects its deep sea burrow off New England. Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps.
Atlantic Ocean, slope off New Jersey. 1974 May
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Nassau grouper ambushes its prey on Caribbean coral reefs. Epinephelus striatus.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Bahamas.
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Blackbar soldierfish huddle within a coral reef nook. Myripristus jacobus.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Bahamas.
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Yelloweye rockfish, Sebastes ruberrimus, is a species in a common genus of Pacific rockfish.
Pacific Ocean, Alaska.
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Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, are an important commercial and recreational fish species.
Temperate Pacific Ocean, Alaska. 1994 May

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