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

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Umbellula sp. coral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T133518Z
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A symmetrical "black" coral bush with pinkish-colored polyps.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T135259Z
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Anthomastus corals with translucent polyps.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T140151Z
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A bamboo whip coral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T140258Z
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A small bamboo whip coral that has attached itself to the only rock outcrop in the image.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T140441Z
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A closeup of the extended polyps of the bamboo whip coral in image expn3954.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T140545Z
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A closeup of the retracted polyps of a bamboo coral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T140912Z
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An aggregation of coral polyps on a bamboo coral branch. The polyps below this aggregation have been stripped from the branch, probably by the predatory starfish seen in image expn3958.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T141009Z
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A predatory starfish that feeds on bamboo coral polyps. The aggregation of polyps seen image expn3957 is just above the starfish.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T141035Z
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Umbellula sp. deep sea coral. A red amphipod? peaks its head out as well.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T141220Z
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Umbellula sp. deep sea coral. A red amphipod? peaks its head out as well.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T141308Z
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Umbellula sp. deep sea coral. A red amphipod? peaks its head out as well.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T141528Z
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A pen coral with red stalk and translucent polyps on a sediment covered bottom.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T143019Z
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Tip of the pen coral seen in image expn3962 with closeup of octocoral polyps.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T143151Z
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Brittle star entwined in the branches of a delicate metallogorgia octocoral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T161612Z
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Two metallogorgia octocoral bushes, sometimes called poodle coral or parasol coral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T161821Z
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A large bamboo whip coral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T173056Z
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Closeup of the polyps of the bamboo whip coral seen in image expn3966.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T173254Z
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Umbellula sp. deep sea coral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T182758Z
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Umbellula sp. deep sea coral.
Puerto Rico, Guayanilla Canyon East Wall 20150416T183125Z
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An oversize squat lobster residing in a small white, nearly invisible against the sediment background, octocoral bush. In contrast, notice the small hermit crab residing in a relatively large scaphopod (tusk shell) shell.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T134617Z
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An oversize squat lobster residing in a small white, nearly invisible against the sediment background, octocoral bush. In contrast, notice the small hermit crab residing in a relatively large scaphopod (tusk shell) shell.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T134958Z
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A small "black" coral bush with peach colored polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T135431Z
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On closer inspection, it appears there are two "black" coral bushes growing in close proximity to each other, the larger to the left and the smaller to the right. The red dots are from lasers and are ten centimeters (4 inches apart) to help determine relative dimensions of observed biota and objects.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T135500Z
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An orange Stichopathes sp. "black" whip coral on a black rock substrate.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T140239Z
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A delicate octocoral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T140347Z
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Closeup of the octocoral polyps (count the tentacles on the polyps to understand the origin of the term "octocoral") on the coral bush in image expn3975.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T140416Z
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A mini-garden of red, yellow and gray sponges, at least two species of coral, a brittle star associated with the small white coral bush, a tunicate just above the yellow sponge, and the arms of a white feather star crinoid - all on a black rock outcrop.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T140800Z
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A hermit crab in a gastropod shell on a white octocoral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T141025Z
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White Lophelia pertusa coral, a tunicate to the right, bryozoan on right of Lophelia, various small sponges, and a brittle star entwined in unidentified delicate branching animal to left of Lophelia.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T141641Z
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A small "black" coral bush attached to a rock in an otherwise sediment covered area.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T142144Z
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Closeup of the nearly translucent polyps of the "black" coral bush in image expn3980.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T142229Z
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The spiraling main trunk of this coral identify it as a small Iridogorgia sp. coral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T143553Z
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A relatively large shrimp residing in the Iridogorgia sp.coral of image expn3982 .
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T143726Z
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A strange fleshy appearing "black" coral with relatively large robust polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T144621Z
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A number of different animals including white scleractinian coral, carnivorous sponges on left, and a pink brittle star, inhabit this old, possibly dead glass sponge.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T144902Z
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A small oasis of life with healthy live black coral bushes, dead to dying black coral bushes covered with zoanthids, a few large squat lobsters, and a variety of other life forms. Why is this area so productive when surrounding areas are relatively barren?
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T145811Z
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A large orange whip "black" coral growing out from a rock wall. Near the base of the orange coral is a symmetrical animal with what appear to be white q-tips extending out from a central stalk. Perhaps a type of sponge.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T145850Z
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Two "black" corals flank a solitary large cup coral. Numerous small biota cover the rock surface.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T145914Z
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The polyps identify this coral as a "black" coral in spite of the white color of the polyps. Many of the coral branches at the top of the image are covered with white zoanthids.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T150007Z
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The polyps identify this coral as a "black" coral in spite of the whitish-pink color of the polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T150047Z
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A white crab? squat lobster? on a "black" coral bush with pinkish white polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T150300Z
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A red squat lobster with extremely long chelae on a "black" coral bush with pinkish white polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T150318Z
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A gold scleractinian coral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T151018Z
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Polyps of a gold scleratinian coral. A few barnacles with cirri extended are in the left center.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T151056Z
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Polyps of a gold scleractinian coral. What function does the bulbous node serve ?
20150427T151248Z
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Polyps of a gold scleractinian coral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T151413Z
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Polyps of a gold scleractinian coral. One polyp is associated with a bulbous node in the upper left.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T151442Z
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A purple octocoral bush with an associated large pink brittle star.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T151756Z
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A purple octocoral a little over a foot across. A large shrimp is in the foreground.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T151843Z

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