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

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Closeup of the interior of the sponge shown in images expn4398 and expn4399.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T004452Z
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Another large odd-looking sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T005352Z
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A tall stalked sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T013902Z
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A large branching stalked sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T015451Z
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A huge weird sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T015525Z
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A large nearly circular sponge in close proximity to the seafloor.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T015708Z
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A round stalked sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T015819Z
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The interior of a round stalked sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T015913Z
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A small carnivorous sponge.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T202541Z
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Hair-like anchor strands of a glass sponge on a rock surface.
Hawaii, St. Rogatien Rift 20150804T205331Z
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A stalked sponge with a white stalk and a yellow body of the sponge.
Hawaii, St. Rogatien Rift 20150804T234330Z
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A large brown somewhat amorphous stalked sponge.
Hawaii, Maro Crater 20150805T204643Z
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A yellow stalked sponge that looks like a megaphone.
Hawaii, Maro Crater 20150805T235334Z
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An agglomeration of spherical fuzzy looking sponges.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150806T212729Z
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Top of a tubular sponge.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150806T213016Z
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A stalked globular sponge. This is a common shape for deep sea glass sponges.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150806T214111Z
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Honeycomb pattern of sponge.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150806T222319Z
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A brisingid starfish with a regenerating leg or two next to a small carnivorous sponge.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150806T222521Z
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A stalked globular sponge.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150806T225957Z
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A forest of large sessile sponges.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150807T215357Z
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Sessile sponges ringing a large boulder. For scale look for the two red dots next to the small coral in the center of the image. They are 10 cm apart.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150807T224107Z
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Large sessile sponges in a boulder field.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T005822Z
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A lumpy, holey sessile sponge.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T015410Z
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Texture of a sponge.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T020018Z
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A huge scoop sponge, Semperella sp., shaped like an oyster shell. Numerous bamboo whip corals and small greenish-brown gorgonian corals are also seen.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T020956Z
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Glass sponge with small hydroids next to a chrysogorgid coral in lower right corner of image.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T022010Z
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A beautiful Venus flower basket sponge.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T212936Z
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Enclosed top of Venus flower basket sponge in image expn4426.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T212941Z
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A glass sponge (Farrea occa).
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T222119Z
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A large encrusting amorphous glass sponge on a boulder. Bamboo corals are seen throughout the image, a chrysogorgid coral in the upper left, and small urchin in the lower left.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T222752Z
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A huge semi-circular glass sponge.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T222843Z
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A nearly circular huge glass sponge approximately 70 cm (2 feet) in diameter.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T222910Z
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Large stalked sponge, perhaps Farrea sp.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T223043Z
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A sponge that looks like Farrea occa but covered with appendages. Are these part of the sponge or some other colonizing animal?
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T211338Z
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Teensy stalked sponges. Will these grow to into huge sponges or are they totally different species?
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T214410Z
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A sponge with what might be an entrapped shrimp such as occurs with Venus flower basket sponges. What function do the appendages serve?
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T224131Z
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A sponge with what might be an entrapped shrimp such as occurs with Venus flower basket sponges. What function do the appendages serve?
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T224215Z
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A yellow stalked sponge, Bolosoma sp., with numerous brittle stars.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T224929Z
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Besides brittle stars, sponges serve as habitat for small crustaceans such as this shrimp as well. This sponge is Bolosoma sp.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T224955Z
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Large stalked sponge providing a home for a myriad of brittle stars and crustacean associates. This sponge is Bolosoma sp.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T225048Z
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Looking down into a sponge with a beautiful lattice-work of silicon spicules.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T231619Z
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Farrea occa? glass sponge with appendages.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150809T233144Z
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Feather star crinoids, a squat lobster, and a brittle star using a sponge as habitat.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150810T001627Z
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Feather star crinoids, brittle stars, and white gastropods using a sponge as habitat.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150810T001712Z
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Feather star crinoids, brittle stars, and white gastropods using a sponge as habitat.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150810T001729Z
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Dead sponge? live sponge base? This fiber covered sponge looks very similar to the gopher in the movie Caddy Shack!
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150810T031941Z
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An amorphous lumpy stalked sponge.
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150810T204437Z
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Looking up into the bottom of a stalked sponge.
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150810T204656Z
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A small white squat lobster making its home in the recesses of a sponge.
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150810T204751Z
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A small white squat lobster making its home in the recesses of a sponge (Caulophacus sp.).
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150810T204823Z

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