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

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An odd looking stalked sponge serving as habitat for a sea star with a regenerating seventh leg, a white squat lobster, and other biota.
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150810T220026Z
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A large stalked sponge serving as habitat for small hydroid? bushes.
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150810T225807Z
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A large heart-shaped sessile sponge.
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150810T235634Z
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A very large lumpy amorphous stalked sponge (Caulophacus sp.).
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150811T004002Z
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Wow! A huge sponge that dwarfs the nearby bamboo coral bush.
Hawaii, East Salmon Bank 20150811T004850Z
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A finger sponge (Walteria sp.) with numerous protruding appendages.
Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge 20150811T194255Z
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A finger sponge (Walteria sp.) with numerous protruding appendages serving as habitat for brittle stars.
Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge 20150811T194329Z
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A finger sponge (Walteria sp.) with numerous protruding appendages serving as habitat for brittle stars. The slimy stuff on the left of the image appears to be anchor lines for a benthic siphonophore.
Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge 20150811T194654Z
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A small white feather star crinoid also calls this finger sponge (Walteria sp.) home.
Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge 20150811T194730Z
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Brittle stars at the very top of the finger sponge seen in image expn4455.
Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge 20150811T194819Z
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A dead sponge colonized by small translucent octocorals. A small squat lobster is at the bottom center and a nearly invisible chrysogorgid coral.
Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge 20150811T201200Z
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A relatively large sponge serving as habitat for numerous translucent zoanthids, a white squat lobster, and other small biota.
Hawaii, Salmon Bank Southeast Ridge 20150811T234027Z
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A large bizarre stalked sponge (Farrea nr occa erecta).
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T201958Z
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Closeup of the white squat lobster living in the large white stalked sponge of image expn4462.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T202027Z
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A finger sponge (Walteria sp.).
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T203639Z
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A large dead sponge laying on the seafloor being colonized by an encrusting sponge.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T210804Z
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A large lumpy stalked sponge with a white squat lobster.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T211209Z
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Closeup of the white squat lobster living in the large white stalked sponge of image expn4466.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T211256Z
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Binoculars? speaker? spotlight? appearing sponge (Bolosoma sp.)
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T211605Z
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Interior of Bolosoma sponge.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T211653Z
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Large white sponge with attached appendage from what is probably a benthic siphonophore.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T215145Z
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Starfish, small hydroids, and worms using a large sponge for habitat.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T220335Z
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A great big weird sessile sponge. Is this one sponge or a whole colony of individuals?
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T224130Z
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A great big weird sessile sponge. Is this one sponge or a whole colony of individuals?
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T224410Z
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This huge sponge is perhaps two meters across and more than a meter high. Note the red dots in the center of the image that are 10 cm apart. A large white sea star is seen on the right bottom of the sponge and a few brittle stars in the top center of the image. A few dead sponges and what appears to be one of the large oyster-shell looking sponges also occur in the image.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T225037Z
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Huge sponge of image expn4474 seen from Serios vehicle with Deep Discoverer in the foreground for scale.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T225104Z
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Wow! this is one big sponge. Look at the two red dots in the center. They are ten cm apart.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T225301Z
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Same huge sponge as in the foregoing five images.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T225444Z
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Same huge sponge as in the foregoing five images.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T225523Z
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White sponge, cream-colored sponge, a dead vase sponge, and at least two species of coral are seen in this image.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T230141Z
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A sponge with numerous arms. What is the function of these arms? Two large brittle stars are at the top of the sponge.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150813T000639Z
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A sponge with numerous arms. What is the function of these arms? Two large brittle stars are at the top of the sponge.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150813T000844Z
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A stalked vase sponge with an associated white squat lobster, four weird stalked sponges, and an octocoral bush. Pillow lavas give a rounded hummocky appearance to the seafloor.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150813T001508Z
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White squat lobster in a white vase sponge. Many squat lobster seen in these sponges is white with orange eyes.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150813T001554Z
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Pinkish brown sponge with a robust short stalk that looks like a large ear.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150813T005118Z
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Back side of a large sponge that looks like an ear on a stalk. A small pink octocoral bush is in the center of the image.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150813T005842Z
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Stalked double-branched weird sponge.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150813T011601Z
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Interior of two very large nearly circular stalked sponges (Caulophacus sp.) These sponges are about 1 meter in diameter.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T200110Z
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Interior view of large sponge seen in image expn4487.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T200138Z
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A big lumpy amorphous stalked sponge.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T201357Z
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A group of big lumpy stalked sponges. The one on the upper right is particularly large.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T201938Z
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Looking at the underside of big lumpy sponges that reside on pillow lavas.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T203127Z
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Spotlight shaped sponge (Bolosoma sp.) on a stalk.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T213432Z
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Closeup of spotlight shaped sponge (Bolosoma sp.)
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T230824Z
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A sponge in the shape of a rectangular prism.
Hawaii, East Pearl and Hermes 20150814T210249Z
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A stalked sponge in the shape of flower petals.
Hawaii, East Pearl and Hermes 20150814T222330Z
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Finger sponge with hundreds of small branches. A brown feather star crinoid is residing in the bend of the sponge. Iridogorgid corals and other small corals are also seen on the boulder substrate.
Hawaii, North Pioneer Ridge 20150815T212024Z
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Closeup of finger sponge (Walteria sp.). A brittle star, a yellow feather star crinoid, and a small hermit crab are seen living on this sponge.
Hawaii, North Pioneer Ridge 20150815T213054Z
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Closeup of finger sponge (Walteria sp.). A white squat lobster is making this sponge its home.
Hawaii, North Pioneer Ridge 20150815T223254Z
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Closeup of finger sponge (Walteria sp.). A cream-colored squat lobster with orange eyes is making this sponge its home. Legs of a yellow feather star crinoid are seen in the upper right while arms of a feather star crinoid are seen in the bottom of the image.
Hawaii, North Pioneer Ridge 20150815T223654Z

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