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

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An anthomastus coral with polyps extended.
Hawaii, North Pioneer Ridge 20150816T001401Z
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Looking at the base of a bamboo coral. The actual aspect of the image is difficult to ascertain as the bamboo coral could either be on a slope or a flat surface.
Hawaii, North Pioneer Ridge 20150816T005842Z
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Extended polyps of a bamboo coral. Squat lobster legs or chelae are visible but out of focus in the background.
Hawaii, North Pioneer Ridge 20150816T010147Z
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A red octocoral with orange brown retracted polyps.
Hawaii, North Maro Ridge 20150816T202443Z
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A bamboo coral with polyps extended. One single polyp is closed - has it captured something and eating?
Hawaii, North Maro Ridge 20150816T212143Z
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Leiopathes sp. "black" coral bush with orange polyps. Stalk of what is probably a whip coral or Iridogorgia coral in the background with small hydroids and barnacles.
Hawaii, North Maro Ridge 20150817T001018Z
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Pink corallium with white polyps and associated brittle stars.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150817T201223Z
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Spiraling Iridogorgia sp. coral.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150817T203334Z
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A brown pen coral with polyps extended.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150817T215548Z
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Closeup of relatively huge polyps of an Umbellula sp. coral.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150817T221812Z
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Closeup of relatively huge polyps of an Umbellula sp. coral.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150817T232107Z
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Closeup of semi-retracted polyps of an Anthomastus coral.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150817T235814Z
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A small red Paragorgia sp. coral with a white glass sponge in the background.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150818T000116Z
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Closeup of retracted polyps of a Paragorgia sp. coral. Some open polyps are glimpsed on the backside of the bush.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150818T000152Z
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A yellow bamboo coral with at least three associated squat lobsters, a whitish yellow feather star crinoid at bottom center of image, and numerous attached anemones.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150818T005716Z
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A somewhat dilapidated looking Anthomastus coral with drooping polyps in what must be an area of minimal current.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T200114Z
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Closeup of a pen coral that might be ready to spawn as shown by the spherical nodules within the main stalk.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T202610Z
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Polyps of bamboo coral with yellow zoanthids covering some of the branches on the right side of image.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T203846Z
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Closeup of yellow zoanthids on bamboo coral bush.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T203949Z
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Closeup of yellow zoanthids on bamboo coral bush.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T204505Z
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A candelabra like bamboo coral.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T210836Z
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A small corallium bush being overtaken by lemon-colored zoanthids. An associated brittle star is in the center of the image.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T221407Z
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A robust coral stalk with delicate white octocoral polyps. An associated white squat lobster is peeking out toward the camera.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T231500Z
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An Anthomastus coral and small white lumpy sponges.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150819T005646Z
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A forest of primarily bushy bamboo corals, with numerous sponges, and a large bamboo whip coral. At least three other coral species can be found in the image.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150819T013211Z
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A purple octocoral that appears to be colonizing a dead coral stem. A worm can be seen wrapped around the purple coral.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T204451Z
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Starry, starry night. A pattern of purple octocorals with connecting purple tissue covering a black rock surface. This is reminiscent of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T205533Z
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A primnoid coral bush
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T210955Z
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A large chrsogorgid coral bush with associated squat lobster.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T211722Z
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A purple octocoral with associated brittle stars to the left. Numerous small tunicates are covering the rock surface.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T211946Z
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A purple octocoral with associated brittle stars to the left. Numerous small tunicates are covering the rock surface.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T212104Z
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White zoanthids growing on a vertical rock surface.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T213242Z
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White zoanthids growing on a vertical rock surface with connecting tissue between large groups of zoanthids.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T213343Z
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A Venus flower basket sponge - Euplectella aspergillum, a hexatinellid sponge.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150802T213706Z
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Top of a A Venus flower basket sponge - Euplectella aspergillum.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150802T213817Z
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Binoculars? speakers? this type of stalked sponge was commonly seen throughout much of the area of covered by the 2015 Hohonu Moana expedition.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150802T215920Z
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Stalk of a dead sponge.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150802T222632Z
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Two Venus flower basket sponges.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150802T225751Z
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Almost Mickey Mouse sponge configuration.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150802T233334Z
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Two Venus flower basket sponges, a few skimpy bamboo corals, and a relatively large white sponge in the upper right.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T003257Z
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Large sponge serving as habitat for numerous brittle stars, a squat lobster, and a number of small white gastropods.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T003547Z
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Large sponge serving as habitat for numerous other life forms.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T004218Z
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Large sponge with yellow feather star crinoid.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T004347Z
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A large stalked sponge that appears to be dying (dead?) of old age. Numerous bamboo corals are in the image. A large starfish is on the dead sponge in the background.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T004657Z
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A bamboo coral bush that seems to be being encrusted by sponge material. An orange brittle star and the arms of a feather star crinoid are seen in the lower left of the image.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T005111Z
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A number of large sponges with shapes ranging from nearly bowl-likie to oyster shell appearance. This type of sponge was seen in numerous areas of the Hohonu Moana Expedtion area. Two Venus flower basket sponges are seen in the lower left.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T011016Z
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Dead base of a large stalked sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T002638Z
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Dead base of a large stalked sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T002743Z
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A large weird looking sponge and a primnoid coral.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T004330Z
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Same sponge as in image expn 4398. The two red dots are 10 cm apart. This sponge is approximately 1-meter across and at its top approximately 1-meter off the bottom.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T004418Z

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