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

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Field of rounded boulders on seamount.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T022657Z
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Glass sponge and bamboo corals on seamount.
Hawaii, St. Rogatien Rift 20150804T221911Z
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What appears to be columnar jointing in basalt flows. This is rarely seen in the undersea environment
Hawaii, Maro Crater 20150805T223330Z
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What appears to be columnar jointing in basalt flows. This is rarely seen in the undersea environment
Hawaii, Maro Crater 20150805T223359Z
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A sharp ridge of basalt with a large chrysogorgid coral.
Hawaii, Maro Crater 20150805T231242Z
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Angular blocks of lava on a slope with feather star crinoid, small sponges, bamboo coral, and a small corallium coral.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150807T215652Z
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Angular blocks of lava above more rounded lava on a slope with feather star crinoid, small sponges,
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150807T220217Z
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Brownish gold corals are interspersed with large bamboo whip corals on this relatively smooth surface. The darker surface in the background is probably a separate lava flow from the underlying smoother flow.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T000224Z
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Greenish gold corals interspersed with large bamboo whip corals, large sponges, and other coral types. Relatively smooth surface areas area cut by seeming channels filled with boulders.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T001247Z
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A view of a pinnacle. Upslope areas dominated by a relatively smooth surface, greenish coral bushes, and large sponges while off the one visible side , talus debris is seen at lower levels with red corallium corals, a few bamboo whip corals, and seemingly less dense sponge growth.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T010347Z
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Appears to be a pavement of manganese nodules. Each nodule appears to be about 1 inch across (2.5 cm).
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T011216Z
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A patch of bamboo whip corals, a large sponge, corallium corals, and a chrysogorgid coral are seen in a boulder strewn area with light sediment cover.
Hawaii, West Northampton Seamount Ridge 20150808T024215Z
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A vista of bamboo corals with a corallium coral and a few small brownish "black" corals. The light area at the bottom of the image is probably an area covered by biological debris including the plates of large dead barnacles. Why these pockets of such debris are found is probably a function of local topography and current structure.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T202524Z
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A large white sponge and bamboo corals dominate this scene on the ridge.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T222618Z
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A seeming garden of red, white, and blue flowers. However, these are not plants but animals. A red anthomastus mushroom octocoral, a small white octocoral, and a yellow feather star crinoid comprise the boquet.
Hawaii, Bank 9 South 20150810T004634Z
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Pillow lavas and a single spiky thin glass sponge.
Hawaii, Bank 9 North 20150812T231731Z
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Two large spherical pillow lavas. The right-most in the image is approximately a meter in diameter. How did such features form?
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T215438Z
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Two large spherical pillow lavas. The right-most in the image is approximately a meter in diameter. How did such features form? A number of small lava spheres are seen in the upper left of the image.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T215815Z
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A small holothurian and two small shrimp are seen on a lava surface. What makes the random black trails seen on the rock surface?
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T222838Z
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A large pillow lava structure in an area relatively devoid of visible life.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T223301Z
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A vertical crevice serving as a sediment conduit as shown by the rippled sand at its bottom.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150813T225600Z
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Quasi-sherical pillow lavas and a very shiny rock surface are seen in this image. The shiny surface is probably a manganese coating over existing basaltic rock. Gooseneck barnacles can be seen and are probably what is making the patterns on the large pillow in the upper right of the image.
Hawaii, South Pearl and Hermes Ridge 20150814T011657Z
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A forest of large bamboo coral bushes on a scree slope of angular boulders.
Hawaii, East Pearl and Hermes 20150814T195301Z
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A scree slope of angular blocks next to relatively smooth surface. Perhaps instead of scree, these are undersea expressions of aa and pahoehoe lava.
Hawaii, East Pearl and Hermes 20150814T205321Z
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A forest of bamboo coral bushes on a relatively smooth slope area.
Hawaii, East Pearl and Hermes 20150814T214152Z
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A large sponge and spiraling iridogorgid corals on a bumpy volcanic surface.
Hawaii, North Maro Ridge 20150816T213528Z
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A smooth volcanic terrain with a variety of species of octocorals, one orange "black" coral bush on the right of the image, and possibly a pinkish stalked crinoid in the center of the image.
Hawaii, North Maro Ridge 20150816T221131Z
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Puzzle piece topography. Large slabs of lava sheet flows separated by sediment filled cracks. Two yellow feather star crinoids are in the lower left of the image.
Hawaii, North Maro Ridge 20150817T005611Z
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A closeup of a crack between slabs of lava seen in image expn4927. The red laser dots indicate that these "cracks" are approximately a 1/2 meter across.
Hawaii, North Maro Ridge 20150817T012138Z
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Vuggy carbonate rock, a fossil coral reef.
Hawaii, Gardner Terrace 20150817T201010Z
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Bamboo corals and a single iridogorgid coral are visible on this volcanic surface.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T201144Z
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Cobbles and small boulders and a few small corals.
Hawaii, East North Gardner 20150818T225123Z
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Manganese crust gives a shiny appearance to these pillow lavas.
Hawaii, Transit to Nihoa from NWHI 20150820T212210Z
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Boulders and cobbles cover the seafloor in this area. The manipulator arm has grabbed a cobble for future analysis.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150802T223205Z
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Manipulator arm sampling rock for future analysis.
Hawaii, East Necker Seamount 20150803T011650Z
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Demonstrating its versatility, the manipulator arm samples a delicate octocoral .
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150803T220838Z
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Manipulator arm sampling an orange "black" coral.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150803T225828Z
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Manipulator arm sampling a rock in an area of pillow lavas with some large sponges and corals.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T010950Z
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Manipulator arm sampling an angular boulder.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T023004Z
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Manipulator arm sampling what appears to be a small coral.
Hawaii, North French Frigate Shoals 20150804T203224Z
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View of manipulator arm and sample transport box.
Hawaii, St. Rogatien Rift 20150804T203933Z
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Steep slope with pillow lavas and numerous various corals.
Hawaii, St. Rogatien Rift 20150804T220008Z
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Deep Discoverer seen over a boulder covered area.
Hawaii, St. Rogatien Rift 20150804T234105Z
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Multibeam sonar view of Maro Crater.
Hawaii, Maro Crater 20150805T194124Z
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Manipulator arm and sample box with stalked sponge seen on pillow lava substrate.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150806T232958Z
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Scientist at work on NOAA Ship OKEANOS EXPLORER analyzing samples.
Hawaii, Southeast Maro Ridge 20150807T031541Z
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Deep Discoverer seen over an area having high density of bamboo coral bushes and a few large stalked sponges.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T204836Z
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Manipulator arm with rock sample. Notice the small sponge on the right side of the rock.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T210912Z
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Closeup of small strange sponge attached to rock sample acquired by manipulator arm.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T211114Z
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Manipulator arm sampling a possibly previously unknown coral.
Hawaii, Pioneer Bank Ridge 20150808T221100Z

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