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

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Closeup of purple octocoral polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T151921Z
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A purple octocoral with an associated large pink brittle stars.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T152407Z
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A purple octocoral bush. A large dead coral stalk is to the left as well as other small dead coral trunks. What happened here?
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T153826Z
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A white brittle star on a white octocoral bush with purple polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T154035Z
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A pinkish-white brittle star on a white octocoral bush with purple polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T154312Z
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A remarkably symmetrical"black" coral bush with peach-colored polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T154445Z
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Leiopathes glaberrima "black" coral bush with a large reddish-orange squat lobster.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T155319Z
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Closeup of large reddish-orange squat lobster on Leiopathes glaberrima "black" coral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T155345Z
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White stony coral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T155738Z
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A bush-like carnivorous sponge.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T160241Z
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A bush-like carnivorous sponge.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T160340Z
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A large dead coral bush laying on the seafloor.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T160533Z
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A dying corallium coral bush with large pencil urchins occupying the upper reaches of the bush. A large red shrimp and a cup coral are at the base of the coral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T160704Z
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White corallium bush with polyps extended. One squat lobster is prominently visible but there is a smaller one in the lower right. There is also a small clawed crustacean on the lower left branch that is barely visible.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T160733Z
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A large white corallium bush. Close inspection reveals two small squat lobsters , barnacles, a purple gastropod, tube worms, and small hydroids. This underscored the importance of such coral colonies as habitat for numerous creatures.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T160823Z
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A remarkably symmetrical"black" coral bush with peach-colored polyps. This coral bush is almost a twin of that seen in image expn4005.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T160916Z
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"Black" coral bush being overgrown by cream-colored zoanthids. There is a sunburst radial appearing feature in the right center. What is this?
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T161234Z
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A deceptive image of a reddish-purple "black" coral bush that is actually overhanging the black stalk with barnacles below it.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T161324Z
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Closeup of the polyps of the "black" coral seen in image expn4017.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T161412Z
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"Black" coral bushes with associated large reddish-orange squat lobsters. Cream -colored zoanthids are seen on each bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T161618Z
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"Black" coral bushes with associated large reddish-orange squat lobsters. Cream -colored zoanthids are seen on each bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T161647Z_
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Dead coral bush with a large red shrimp, a dead bush covered with zoanthids, and a live "black" coral bush with associated large reddish-orange squat lobsters.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T162021Z
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A large white coral (zigzag coral?) that appears to have grown on a dead "black" coral stalk. A yellow sponge and a live "black" coral with associated large orange squat lobster is seen on the left. Compare that squat lobster to the one seen close to the junction of the major branches of that coral. The chelae of another pinkish white squat lobster can be seen in the upper right of the coral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T162404Z
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The squat lobster referred to in image expn4022. A different species adapted to living in the white coral (possibly Madrepora oculata). Note the black coral branch covered with hydroids to which the white coral is attached.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T162434Z
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The chelae of the second squat lobster referred to in image expn4022. Note also the head of the worm seen below the chelae.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T162623Z
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"Black" coral bush, probably Leiopathes sp. with large orange-red squat lobsters . There appears to be a basket star in the dead coral bush in the distance. A large red shrimp is on the right side of the image.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T163428Z
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A nearly invisible octocoral bush is in the center of the image between the red laser dots. The dead coral trees are creepy.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T163447Z
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"Black" coral bush, probably Leiopathes sp. with large orange-red squat lobsters . There is a basket star in the dead coral bush in the distance. A large red shrimp is center foreground.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T163528Z
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Although the black stalk and branches of the "nearly invisible" coral bush in image expn4026 indicates a possible "black"coral, closer inspection reveals octocoral polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T163613Z
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Although the black stalk and branches of the "nearly invisible" coral bush in image expn4026 indicates a possible "black"coral, closer inspection reveals octocoral polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T163736Z
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A fan-like "black" coral bush with large fleshy appearing polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T174138Z
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A fan-like "black" coral bush with large fleshy appearing polyps.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T174204Z
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Branch of "black" coral bush with dead end. Dead end has hydroids, small tube worms, zoanthids, and a large purple feather star crinoid.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T174910Z
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Branches of Madrepora oculata scleractinian coral on right with small squat lobster, and a small white gastropod shell with a hermit crab peeking out.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T181117Z
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Branches of Madrepora oculata scleractinian coral on right with barnacles with cirri extended. A sea urchin with long spikes is in the lower right.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 850 meters 20150427T181234Z
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Black rock substrate with a number of coral species. The largest corals are bamboo coral bushes. Also small sponges, zoanthids, and other small biota.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T193123Z
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Yellow octocoral with a relatively large brittle star in the lower left and zoanthids in the upper left.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T193232Z
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Yellow octocoral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T193344Z
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Small red octocoral. A small gastropod shell with hermit crab is below the red coral. Sponges and small tube worms are also seen.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T193511Z
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A bamboo coral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T193709Z
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Polyps of a bamboo coral bush.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T193742Z
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A Chrysogorgia sp. octocoral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T194032Z
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A Chrysogorgia sp. coral dominates this scene. A small red corallium is in the foreground, a few bamboo corals and what appear to be a number of large dead sponges as well as small white sponges.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T194052Z
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A looping bamboo whip coral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T194221Z
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A looping bamboo whip coral and other corals in an area half covered by sediment and the rest rock substrate.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T194322Z
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A sort of zig-zaggy looping bamboo coral.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T194735Z
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A white corallium on in the center of the image and bamboo corals to the right.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T195617Z
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Bamboo corals with a few large brittle stars.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T195648Z
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A beautiful gold coral on a black boulder. A Chrysogorgia sp. coral and other corals are seen in the image.
USVI, St. Croix approximately 900 meters 20150427T195850Z
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Streamers of what might be small hydroids. Note the left-right staggered spacing of each hydroid on the streamers. A white sponge is to the right and some small tube worms are seen on the rock surface.
Exocet Seamount 20150428T154926Z

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