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

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Broken anchor spicules of a hexactellinid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T203035Z
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Tretopleura sp. sponge with feather star crinoid in a field of angular boulders.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T204013Z
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Little ophiuroids, better known as brittle stars, living on the holdfast of this sponge on Karin Ridge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T204447Z
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Tretopleura sp. sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T210558Z
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Poliopogon sp. sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T210847Z
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Internal structure of interlocking silica framework in sponge seen in image expn5554.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T210919Z
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Stalk of sponge that appears to still be alive at tip. It is covered with small hydroids.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T211203Z
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Poliopogon sp. sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T213336Z
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Sponge - Caulophacus sp.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T221452Z
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Crenulated hexactellinid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T222544Z
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A carnivorous Cladorhizid sponge at 2077 meters.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T224634Z
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A carnivorous Cladorhizid sponge at 2077 meters.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T224726Z
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A Bolosoma sponge in the foreground.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T225437Z
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Monorhaphis sp. sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T232101Z
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Monorhaphis sp. sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T232440Z
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A seeming forest of Monorhaphis sponges.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T232641Z
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Remains of stalks of dead sponges. Why did they all end up here?
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T232834Z
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Monorhaphis sp. sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T233354Z
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Monorhaphis sp. sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T233854Z
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Large Poliopogon sponges dominate this scene. However, numerous small Monorhaphis sp. sponges can be seen throughout the area.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150924T234824Z
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Multi-headed Caulophacus sponge, most likely a new genus, with associated feather star crinoids.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150925T001421Z
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Multi-headed Caulophacus sponge, most likely a new genus, with associated feather star crinoids.
Pacific Ocean, Karin Ridge Top 20150925T001521Z
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Anchor spicules of a large sponge. These type of silica strands are being studied by structural engineers as their structure is remarkably strong as compared to their diameter.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T203917Z
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A large hexactellinid sponge looking somewhat like Napoleon's hat.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T203959Z
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Hexactellinid sponge with long anchor spicules.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T211545Z
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A gourd-shaped hexactellinid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T211903Z
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Structure of a dead hexactellinid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T212051Z
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Poliopogon sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T212238Z
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Perhaps a long thin carnivorous sponge. Are the small crustaceans captured or are they attacking the sponge? Or perhaps they are just resting.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T223914Z
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A beautiful hexactellinid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T225201Z
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A dead hexactellinid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T225647Z
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Closeup of the structure of a dead hexactellinid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T225727Z
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Euplectellid sponge with yellow feather star crinoid at junction of stalk and "head."
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T230022Z
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Looking down the axis of a hexactellinid sponge. Appears similar to the the sponge identified as "Euplectellidae Corbitellinae new genus".
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T231247Z
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A Caulophacus sponge found on a steep slope at 4120 meters.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T231708Z
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A Caulophacus sponge found on a steep slope at 4120 meters.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150925T231736Z
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Poliopogon sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150926T001625Z
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Base of Poliopogon sponge seen in image expn5586. It appears that a separate small sponge is growing in the base material - an apparent example of a sponge providing habitat for a sponge.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150926T001639Z
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Top of Poliopogon sponge seen in image expn5586.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150926T001708Z
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A gourd-like sponge with long anchor strands.
Pacific Ocean, West of Karin Ridge 20150926T005503Z
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Sponge - Tretopleura sp.
Pacific Ocean, Guyot Ridge 20150926T221315Z
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The large hexactellinid sponge(s?) appears similar to a type of sponge identified as "Euplectellidae Corbitellinae new genus". The smaller sponge is a venus flowerbasket sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Guyot Ridge 20150926T224030Z
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Poliopogonid sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Guyot Ridge 20150926T225251Z
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A scene dominated by hexactellinid sponges - primarily Tretopleura sp. - and apparently large gorgonian octocorals.
Pacific Ocean, Guyot Ridge 20150927T001905Z
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Farrea sp3 near occa erecta sponge.
Pacific Ocean, Guyot Ridge 20150927T002016Z
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A large hexactellinid sponge - Farrea sp3 occa erecta. A black dead sponge is to its right in the image with a white feather star crinoid near its top. A similar crinoid is seen on the live sponge. Small branched spongesare on the left side of the image.
Pacific Ocean, Guyot Ridge 20150927T002029Z
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A large live hexactellinid sponge - Farrea sp3 occa erecta - the same seen in image expn5595. Numerous other live and dead sponges are seen in the near vicinity including Tretopleura sp., Poliopogon, and Caulophacus sp. sponges.
Pacific Ocean, Guyot Ridge 20150927T002106Z
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A dirty looking cidarid sea urchin on a dead bamboo coral branch. The sea urchin is a living habitat for small hydroids and barnacles. Why has this urchin climbed up a dead coral bush?
Hawaii, Keahole, Kona Coast 20150829T213318Z
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An dirty ugly looking cidarid sea urchin on a sand and shell debris substrate.
Hawaii, Keahole, Kona Coast 20150829T220656Z
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A cidarid urchin on a dead coral branch. The underlying pentameral symmetry of the echinoderms can be seen in the five-sided plates making up the test of this animal.
Hawaii, Kona Coast 20150830T215553Z

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