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

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Sonsub technician preparing ROV for launch.
Gulf of Mexico 2003 September 23
1901 thumbnail picture
Seaweeds are pressed on herbarium sheets for further study and repository in botanical Herbaria. The species that Dr. Suzanne Fredericq is pressing was found at about 66 meters depth in the West Flower Garden Banks and represents a new record for the Gulf of Mexico.
Gulf of Mexico 2003 September 28
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Sonsub pilot Maurice Rivard at far right flying the Innovator ROV during surveys at Viosca Knoll, with Sonsub technician Keith Hyatt and scientist Sandra Brooke providing guidance. The red light in the ROV control room provides illumination for those working inside the van without obstructing the images from the video monitors during dives.
Gulf of Mexico, Viosca Knoll 2003 September 23
1903 thumbnail picture
USCGC ice-breaker Healy'sBow breaks through Arctic ice!
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
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Anemones and sea cucumbers were observed at the pockmark site in unusually high densities compared to other sites visited during the cruise.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 20
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Calanus hyperboereus (up to 7mm in length) is a preferred food of both ctenophores and Bowhead whales.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 19
1906 thumbnail picture
The Photographic Platform was one of three tools send down to explore the pockmarks on the ocean floor. 820 bottom photos were taken by the photo-platform showing an unusually high density of life.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 20
1907 thumbnail picture
A magnificent siphonophore.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2007 August 17
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A close-up of BoreoAtlantic Armhook Squid, Gonatus fabricii.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 6
1909 thumbnail picture
The fresh fallen snow accumulates in bands on the open water, while the blue and grey melt ponds and puddles cover parts of the ice floe in the background.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 10
1910 thumbnail picture
"Rotten ice" which is highly honeycombed and melting.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1911 thumbnail picture
Photos taken underneath the ice surface show both the complexity of the ice structure as well as the stunning shades of blue. When ice floes push together, they form pressure ridges that are visible both above and below the surface forming a complex habitat that supports an abundant and diverse assemblage of organisms.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1912 thumbnail picture
Ice Divers Katrin Iken (left) and Elizabeth Calvert (right) are about to descend through a small hole in the ice and into the frigid world below.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 24
1913 thumbnail picture
ice diver Shawn Harper "stands" on the ice ceiling above him. Ice diving on this cruise is different from other types of diving as work is conducted on the ice close to the surface while thousands of meters of blue water unfold below.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 24
1914 thumbnail picture
Photos taken underneath the ice surface show both the complexity of the ice structure as well as the stunning shades of blue. When ice floes push together, they form pressure ridges that are visible both above and below the surface forming a complex habitat that supports an abundant and diverse assemblage of organisms.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 24
1915 thumbnail picture
Out at sea on the USCGC Healy for a month, ice diver Elizabeth Calvert gets creative making a birthday card she can digitally send to her mother.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 24
1916 thumbnail picture
The ROV is deployed off the back of the boat using the Healy's A-Frame.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 June 30
1917 thumbnail picture
An operational multi-net used to collect zooplankton samples from different depths in the water column is deployed! The multinet is lowered on a cable that also provides power and communication between scientists on board and the equipment deep in the ocean.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 4
1918 thumbnail picture
Chain dredge on deck prior to deployment
New England Seamount Chain
1919 thumbnail picture
Brenda Holladay looking for benthic creatures in fine mesh dredge material.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 June 28
1920 thumbnail picture
Operations on the ice from the Coast Guard ice breaker HEALY.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1921 thumbnail picture
Transportation to and from the ship while conducting science operations on the ice was via the man lift.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1922 thumbnail picture
Scientist conducting operations on the ice next to the Coast Guard ice breaker HEALY.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1923 thumbnail picture
US Coast Guard Cutter HEALY operates with a compliment of two Coast Guard HH-65B Dolphin Helicopters in addition to Healy's normal equipment and crew. The Aviation Detachment (AVDET) is aboard Healy to assist with logistics, science support and other missions as requested by the command. This is AVDET 162, the last polar AVDET mission of the Coast Guard.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 13
1924 thumbnail picture
All personnel and scientific equipment for the cruise are brought aboard exclusively by helicopter. Exact numbers of people to be moved, equipment and baggage weights, numbers of boxes and contents are all listed and evaluated. As one aircraft drops off bags ashore, it picks up equipment and returns it to the ship. This continues until all baggage and personnel are transported.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean 2005 July 13
1925 thumbnail picture
SAR over ice
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1926 thumbnail picture
USCGC Healy cuts through young Arctic ice during the first day the cruise is underway.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1927 thumbnail picture
Multi-year ice floes and numerous cloud layers with the sun low on the horizon.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1928 thumbnail picture
Panoramic view of the USCGC Healy supporting science and dive operations in the Arctic.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1929 thumbnail picture
Panoramic view of the bottom surface of ice floes and under ice divers deployed from the USCGC Healy.
Alaska/Beaufort Sea/Arctic Ocean
1930 thumbnail picture
Submersible PISCES IV being launched from the University of Hawaii research vessel KA'IMIKAI-O-KANALOA .
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1931 thumbnail picture
Submersible PISCES IV in water. Here it has just ascended from a dive. Swimmers help recover it and connect it to ropes that pull it towards the ship.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1932 thumbnail picture
University of Hawaii research vessel KA'IMIKAI-O-KANALOA at the pier. This vessel was the research platform for this 24-day cruise from Honolulu to Midway Island.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1933 thumbnail picture
Several monk seals were spotted on Midway Island where the science party spent two days waiting for their flight back to Honolulu.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1934 thumbnail picture
A large primnoid octocoral (sea fan), one of many new species of corals discovered during this expedition.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1935 thumbnail picture
Armorhead fish (Pseudopentaceros wheeleri) are most common in the northernmost part of the Hawaiian Archipelago and are potential prey for monk seals.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1936 thumbnail picture
Corals and sponges were very abundant and diverse on the seamounts. This garden-like scene is at 1,800 meters depth. Some of the sponges, like the one in the center-right of the image were enormous and grew to at least 3-meters tall.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1937 thumbnail picture
The seamount communities were both diverse and dense as seen here where the substrate cannot be seen below the life forms.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1938 thumbnail picture
This 3 meter long false cat shark (Pseudotriakis acrages) was observed in Nihoa Canyon at 1,200 meters depth.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1939 thumbnail picture
A goosefish (Sladenia remiger) sits on a rock in a submarine canyon. It uses its modified dorsal fin to lure unsuspecting fishes to its mouth.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1940 thumbnail picture
Sharks (Squalus mitsukurii) at a bait station off Maro Reef at 350 meters depth.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1941 thumbnail picture
An unidentified species of eight-armed squid drifts in mid-water.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1942 thumbnail picture
Crab (Neolithodes sp.) investigating a scavenger trap.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1943 thumbnail picture
This spiny clam was collected from a seamount using the PISCES IV submersible.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1944 thumbnail picture
Shrimp (Heterocarpus sp.) and eels (Simenchelys sp.) caught in a scavenger trap.
Hawaii, Northwest Hawaiian Islands 2003 September
1945 thumbnail picture
PISCES V on the surface off the Hawaiian coastline.
Hawaii 2003 September
1946 thumbnail picture
Small white jellyfish not much larger than a thumb.
Gulf of Mexico 2004
1947 thumbnail picture
A mid-water pteropod or sea butterfly, Corolla sp.
Gulf of Mexico
1948 thumbnail picture
Aurelia aurita jellyfish
Gulf of Mexico
1949 thumbnail picture
Aurelia aurita jellyfish
Gulf of Mexico

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