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

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Lingcod, Ophiodon elongatus, are an important commercial and recreational fish species.
Temperate Pacific Ocean, Alaska. 1994 May
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Wolf-eels, Anarrhichthys ocellatus, have powerful jaws for crushing bivalves.
Temperate Pacific Ocean, Alaska. 1994 May
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Bat-fish, wearing too much make-up, poses to intimidate. Ogcocephalus parvus.
Sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean, coastal Carolinas.
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Scorpionfish's ugly visage allows it to hide in northern seaweed beds. Scorpaena plumieri.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Massachusetts. 1976 May
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Diver observes French angelfish. Pomacanthus paru.
US Virgin Islands, Caribbean Sea, St. Croix
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Gag is the most common grouper in the southeast U.S. Mycteroperca microlepis.
Sub-tropical Atlantic Ocean, coastal Carolinas. 1991 August
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Spotted moray eel slithers among the reef growth. Gymnothorax moringa.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys.
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Spotted eagle ray soars over Florida Keys reefs. Aetobatus sp.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys.
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Green moray eel caught in a fish trap eats the other inmates. Gymnothorax sp.
Gulf of Mexico.
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Nassau grouper eyeing its next meal. Epinephelus striatus.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea.
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Jackknife-fish's coloration makes it stand out to potential mates. Equetus lanceolatus.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea.
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Garibaldis are common in California kelp-beds. Hypsypops rubicundus.
Temperate Pacific Ocean, coastal California.
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Seahorse fathers rear their young in a pouch, like kangaroos. Hippocampus erectus.
Atlantic Ocean.
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Juvenile codfish caught in a gill net. Gadus morhua.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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A spotted goosefish on basalt boulder in 780 meters off Hawaii
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Vase sponge and squirrel fish off NURC station in Bahamas
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Jellyfish may be the most common ocean animal, but are hard to catch in nets.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1992 August
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Ctenophore or comb jellyfish feeding.
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Ctenophore off New England with long ciliated tentacles.
Atlantic Ocean, southern New England. 1984 August
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Lobate ctenophores are translucent and give off a bioluminescent glow. Bolinopsis infundibulum.
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Physonect siphonophores are actually colonies of specialized polyps.
Atlantic Ocean, Oceanographer Canyon.
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Siphonophores are floating cousins to hydroids common on rocks and piers.
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Physonect siphonophores are chains of polyps with different functions. Nanomia cara.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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Close-up of the tail end of a squid, important prey for commercial fish.
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Jellyfish floating under Arctic ice.
Arctic Ocean.
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A cirrate octopus floats like a bell in mid-water, feeding on plankton.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1989 September
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Jellyfish and their plankton prey concentrate along invisible water boundaries.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Physonect siphonophore is actually a chain of colonial hydroids.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Jellyfish come in many forms, many too fragile to capture in nets.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Some jellyfish pulsate to propel themselves through the water.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Cyanea jellyfish are common on the New England coast in summer.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, southern New England.
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Crushed lobster left in the path of a scallop drag. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, coastal Maine. 1987 JUly
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Galatheid crabs are common burrow-dwellers on the continental slope. Munida iris.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Octopus live in all oceans, including the muddy deep sea floor.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 July
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A dense bed of brittle stars can get their food from the water or bottom. Ophiura sarsii.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, offshore Cape Hatteras. 1991 August
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Soft corals, crinoids and sea pens need a hard spot for attachment.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Delicate crinoid can orient towards the current to increase food capture.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Sea anemones clustered on a rocky slope off Hawaii.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Feather duster worms, a type of annelid worm, and more specifically, tube- dwelling polychaete worms. The "arms" are actually tentacles or "radioles" at the anterior end of the worm. Most of the worms' bodies are hidden within the tubes they have constructed.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Lobster tangled in a gillnet intended to capture cod and other groundfish. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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Sea anemones festoon a rocky outcrop off Alaska.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Alaska. 1994 May
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Lobster works a pit in a shell bed. Homarus americanus.
Atlantic Ocean, offshore New England.
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Portunid crab cowering at the base of a cerianthid anemone. Cerianthus borealis (anemone).
Atlantic Ocean, Veatch Canyon. 1974 August
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Colorful fireworm projecting from a coral head has a sting if touched.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys.
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Seastar doen't know what hit it -- arm of a NURP submersible.
Pacific Ocean, offshore Hawaii.
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Hermit crabs are very particular about their shell homes.
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This sea snake is actually a vertebrate and in the wrong place in collection.
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Spiny lobster, unlike its northern relative, has no big crusher claw. Panulirus argus
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys
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Junvenile lobster use weeds and sponges as refuge.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean, Florida Keys
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Golden crabs are the largest crustacean on the continental slope off Florida.
Temperate Atlantic Ocean, Norfolk Canyon. 1973 June

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