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

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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Outposts of life in hydrothermally altered zone with iron-oxide staining.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 030938
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Anemones, a sea-pen, perhaps small corals, and a lone snail in an iron-oxide stained hydrothermally altered area. Hydrothermal fluids covering the area give a hazy view of the seafloor.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 031300
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Sea pens and small corals in an iron-oxide stained hydrothermal area.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 031644
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Sea pens and small corals in an iron-oxide stained hydrothermal area.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 031650
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Sea pens and small corals in a hydrothermal area .
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 032208
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Stalked crinoids on iron-oxide stained rocks appearing to be in a hazy fog caused by hydrothermal fluids.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 054642
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Stalked crinoids in an area subjected to hydrothermal alteration. Find the squat lobsters in the high resolution view.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 055744
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Stalked crinoids in an area subjected to hydrothermal alteration. Large fish swimming by.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 055758
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Stalked crinoids on a volcanic rock looking like palm trees on a desert island.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 055806
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Small corals on seafloor and large whip corals. Squat lobsters hide in the volcanic rocks in this area.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 060042
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. A fog-like effusion of hydrothermal fluids obscures the undersea landscape giving virtually zero visibility.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 080518
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. A stalked crinoids comes into view in the fog-like shrouded landscape caused by hydrothermal fluids mixing with the overlying oceanic waters.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 081052
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. A thin arrow-like fish is seen in the hazy waters caused by mineral-laden hydrothermal fluids being emitted from hydrothermal springs.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 093006
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Thin arrow-like fish swimming through the hazy waters caused by mineral-laden hydrothermal fluids being emitted from hydrothermal springs.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 093610
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. A school of minnows is observed swimming through the mineral-laden hydrothermal fluids being emitted from hydrothermal springs.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 111044
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. A school of minnows, what appear to be small squid, and one larger fish swimming through the mineral-laden hydrothermal fluids being emitted from hydrothermal springs.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 131306
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Minnows and very fast-moving fish or perhaps squid swimming through the mineral-laden hydrothermal fluids being emitted from hydrothermal springs.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 131322
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. A profusion of minnows and larger fish.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 26 132722
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Small globules of sulfur cooling from hydrothermal fluids and settling to the seafloor. Reminiscent of a view of suns and galaxies far away.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 012811
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Hydrothermal venting with accompanying release of carbon dioxide bubbles
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 030217
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Carbon dioxide bubbles and sulfur-impregnated hydrothermal fluids emitted from hydrothermal vent area.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 030703
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Sulfur impregnated fluids, carbon dioxide and rock being explosively emitted from a volcanic vent.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 030723
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Manipulator arm placing sampling tube
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 033655
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Brown shrimp jumping above the seafloor.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 055413
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Brownish-red shrimp
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 184946
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Shrimp on both sides of demarcation line between types of sediment
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 185450
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Shrimp on white sediment covered area
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 185604
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Black and white banding in sediment area relativel devoid of life
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 200134
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Manipulator arm grabbing sulfur covered rock sample
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 202040
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 203044
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 210148
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 210334
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 210526
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 210706
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 210920
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 211534
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 211840
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Observing volcanic eruption.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 211956
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Vent shrimp.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 27 225204
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Orange stained sediment and rock. Small white objects are shrimp.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 28 034608
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Orange stained sediment and rock. Small white objects are shrimp.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 28 034812
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Hydrothermally altered rock outcrop and sediment.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 28 044812
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. Small hydrothermal vent chimney.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 28 233443
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. Small hydrothermal vent chimney with white bacterial filaments.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 28 233611
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. Small hydrothermal vent chimneys discharging hydrothermal fluids.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 29 031515
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. Small hydrothermal vent chimneys discharging hydrothermal fluids.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 29 031605
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. Hydrothermal vent area with some shimmering waters indicated discharge of heated water.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 29 033417
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. A hydrothermal vent spire sampled for further study.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 29 041639
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. East Diamante Volcano. A species of tripod fish using some boulders/cobbles for habitat.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 29 070801
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Ring of Fire 2006 Expedition. Diving at NW Rota-1 Brimstone Pit. Ripple marks in sediment indicating a relatively high current regime in this particular area.
Pacific Ocean, Mariana Arc area 2006 April 29 072135

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