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

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Pycnogonid spider crab strolling across rock outcrop. These bizarre predators walk along the bottom, stopping to feed on soft-bodied invertebrates.
2011 July 23
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Squat lobster with furry appearance peering out from under rock ledge
2011 July 24
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Orange anemone, large white sea urchin, and white delicate sponge on rock bottom
2011 July 14
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Rock bottom with white coral bushes and numerous squat lobsters. In center of photo, large squat lobster is "standing" over smaller squat lobster. Is it looking for dinner? reproductive activity? some other crab social activity? High biological abundance but low diversity of corals characterized this area ( two different morphs of primnoid corals) at 800 m on Paramount Seamount.
2011 July 14
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Large white sponges and white coral bushes. Why do the coral bushes and sponges have such bland coloration in this area?
2011 July 14
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A reddish crab on the left of the image, white and pinkish translucent anemones in the center of the image, and a relatively large bluish deep sea fish near the boulder in the upper left are apparent in this image.
2011 July 14
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A variety of life can be seen in this image including squat lobsters, a large white urchin, a cup coral, small coral bushes, whitish clear anemones, brittle stars, and a round white life form with a single orifice on the boulder on the right just above the sand.
2011 July 14
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Rock outcrop with a number of fish, white and yellow corals, and a few small sponges.
2011 July 14
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Corals and small sponges on rock outrcops
2011 July 14
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A large crab and fairly long eel-like fish in a rock environment with numerous small coral bushes
2011 July 14
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A tripod fish, a number of squat lobsters, one red shrimp, a flatfish, and one other small deep sea fish on a sandy bottom.
2011 July 14
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A red encrusting sponge? or a red blanket that has drifted down from the surface ? The field identification for this image was labeled sweater_sponge. If a sponge, such sponges seem to be quite rare in the deep sea.
2011 July 14
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Numerous brittle stars, a gold coral bush, and a relatively large deep sea fish in a rock and sand environment.
2011 July 14
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A medium sized fish, numerous bivalves and brittle stars covering the rock outcrop to the upper right, and a brown toadfish on the bottom right.
2011 July 14
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Rock and sand habitat with numerous life forms including deep sea fish using rocks for cover, small corals, an orange anemone, ophiuroids (brittle stars), and numerous brachiopods (the bivalves attached to the rocks).
2011 July 14
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Rock and sand habitat with numerous life forms including deep sea fish using rocks for cover, small corals, an orange anemone, ophiuroids (brittle stars), numerous brachiopods are seen adhering to the rock surface. Can you find the fish's head peering out from the rock ledge on the bottom left?
2011 July 14
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A large red shrimp, bivalves, small corals and a large orange brittle star. The coloration on the rock is manganese oxide.
2011 July 14
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Bivalves, brittle stars, small corals, a cup coral, and a small white coral bush are seen in this image on rock and sand bottom.
2011 July 14
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Bivalves, brittle stars, small corals, a cup coral, and a small white coral bush are seen in this image on rock and sand bottom.
2011 July 14
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A cup coral to left, a white to translucent soft coral, numerous squiggly brittle stars,a number of bivalves, and a white coral in the right center of the image - all on a rock surface.
2011 July 14
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Panoramic view of rock outcrop with numerous life forms.
2011 July 25
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A delicate coral with a small red-mottled shrimp to its right and a number of brittle stars.
2011 July 14
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A large red shrimp next to a bizarre appearing candelabra-like black coral bush.
2011 July 14
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A large orange shrimp, a white sponge?, a large round long-spined sea urchin, and numerous small white to almost invisible stony corals.
2011 July 22
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White corals and white sponges on a sandy bottom. Why is any pigment lacking in this area?
2011 July 24
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A number of sponges and corals on a hydrothermally altered rock face. Two interesting sponges are in the lower right - one is yellow and the other brown.
2011 July 24
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Umbrella jellyfish suspended in the water column.
2011 July 15
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Small octopus next to pillow lava
2011 July 15
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Small octopus climbing up pillow lava. The red dots are 10 cm apart for scale.
2011 July 15
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Small octopus on pillow lava. The red dots are 10 cm apart for scale.
2011 July 15
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Small octopus on sediment covered pillow lava. Red shrimp swims above.
2011 July 21
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Small octopus on sediment covered pillow lava. It is preparing to swim off.
2011 July 21
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Octopus in space between two large rocks. This octopus and several like it were observed at approximately 2500 meters.
2011 July 21
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Octopus in space between two large rocks. This octopus and several like it were observed at approximately 2500 meters.
2011 July 21
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Closeup of octopus in space between two large rocks. This octopus and several like it were observed at approximately 2500 meters.
2011 July 21
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Relatively small octopus and relatively large brittle star.
2011 July 21
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Small octopus with legs partially extended preparatory to swimming off.
2011 July 23
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Small octopus nestled between pillow lava tubes.
2011 July 23
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Small octopus nestled between pillow lava tubes.
2011 July 23
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Red squid observed in the water column
2011 July 20
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Umbrella jelly.
2011 July 20
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Brown squid observed in the water column nearing the limit of vision
2011 July 20
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Red squid observed in the water column
2011 July 21
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Brown squid observed in water column with siphonophore in foreground.
2011 July 21
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Red squid observed in the water column by the Seirios' camera. Large schools of squid were commonly seen in the 'twilight zone' on descent and ascent of the ROVs.
2011 July 21
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Deep sea fish in field of angular volcanic boulders interspersed with white sand .
2011 July 17
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A long thin halosaur on a rocky slope with numerous small primnoid coral colonies.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Abbysal scene with rock outcrops, white corals, and macrourid fish.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Orange fish, large crab in opening in rock, and small sponges on rock outcrop.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Orange fish, small sponges, and white corals on rock outcrop.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14

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