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

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Humpback whales can leap clear out of the water. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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The notch in a humpback whale's tail is distinctive. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales often flap their tails or fins on the water surface. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Markings on a humpback whale's tail help indentify individuals. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales migrate from near the poles to tropical waters. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales are mammals that must surface to breathe. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales are gentle and feed primarily on krill, small shrimp. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whales migrate from near the poles to tropical waters. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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Humpback whale is attracted to an ROV, or undersea robot. Megaptera novaeangliae
Boreal to Tropical Atlantic and Pacific
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California sea lions bask in the sun,
Temperate Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, WA
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Mother and juvenile bottlenose dolphins head to the seafloor. Tursiops truncatus
Temperate-Tropical Atlantic & Pacific Ocean
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Sea lion rises to bark at a research vessel.
Temperate Pacific Ocean, Columbia River, WA
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Catalina Island off southern CA, former home of a NURP center.
Temperate Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles, CA
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Close up of worm tubes, sometimes the most prominent structures on sandy bottom.
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Small dead crab in hypoxic (no oxygen) sediments off Louisiana.
Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River mouth
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Bacterial mats are common the seafloor where oxygen is low. Beggiatoa sp.
Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River mouth
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Mangroves of South Florida are threatened coastal development.
South Florida.
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Mangroves roots serve as critical habitat for many species and nutrient filters.
South Florida.
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Gravel-cobble bottom off Maine coast is favored scallop ground.
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Penguins explore snow-dunes in Antarctica
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Corals throughout the Caribbean are bleaching (casting out their algae).
Florida Keys.
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Sponges are as important as corals for reef structure.
Florida Keys 1972 May
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Reef fish use the reef for cover and food.
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Corals on the reef vary from large stony heads to whispy branches.
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Tiny coral animals build massive reef structures.
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Staghorn corals have declined at Caribbean reefs in the past 20 years.
Florida Keys
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Brain corals get their name from the folds and turns in the coral skeleton.
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The diversity of fish and other reef organisms rival tropical rainforests.
Florida Keys 1972 May
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Bioerosion of coral reefs makes them brittle and susceptible to collapse.
1974 May
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Like corals, glass sponges are also partly composed of calcareous material.
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Staghorn corals form the forests of the reef.
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The lights of the camera bring out the brilliant colors of the reef.
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Sponges, corals and many other attached species compete for space on the reef.
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This temperate reef off North Carolina has hard corals and tropical fish.
North Carolina Coastal 1993 August
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Scientists study reefs for many reasons, economic and ecologic.
Virgin Islands
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Elkhorn, Acropora palmata, coral towers above reef creating habitat and beach protection.
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Demosponges and coralline algae on a permanent photo plot.
1984 August
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Diversity on cold rocky reefs can also be very high.
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Starfish and anemones in a cold water rocky community.
Massachusetts Coastal 1988 february
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Macroalgae are important habitat on temperate and northern reefs. Macrocystis
California, Southern Coast
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Kelp beds are extremely complex and critical marine habitats. Wise management of both kelp beds and the animals that depend on them is key to the future of our marine ecosystem.
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Flowers are actually worms with tubes among the reef growth.
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Macroalgae come in many shapes and sizes, from microscopic to tens of meters.
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Brown algae on a temperate Carolina reef can survive a wide temperature range. Lobophora
Shelf off North Carolina
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Diverse "live bottom" community on a Carolina reef.
Shelf off North Carolina
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Green, red and brown algae vary seasonally and differ in role as fish food.
Shelf off North Carolina
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Stromatolites are club-shaped structures formed by a slow buildup of microbial mats trapping ooid sands. These form in high energy channels where migrating sand dunes and chemical precipitation of carbonate cement are dominant seafloor processes.
Bahama Islands
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Stromatolites off NURP's research center on Lee Stocking Island.
Bahama Islands
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Sub taking samples on a deep sea basalt bed off Hawaii.
Hawaii
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Any kind of structure on the deep sea floor attracts local mobile species.
Hawaii 1985 July

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