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

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Deep-sea fish, such as this toadfish, have evolved bizarre morphological features as adaptations to this extreme enviroment. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep-sea fish, such as this toadfish, have evolved bizarre morphological features as adaptations to this extreme enviroment. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An antimora swimming, a tonguefish and a squat lobster on the sediment below.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An eel-like fish with a macrourid fish hidden in the rocks, a white sunflower sea star, and a red squat lobster.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An antimora swimming over a boulder field
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish, a red lithodid crab on the right, numerous small corals, and a few squat lobsters can be seen in this image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Two large eels and two gadiform fish are seen hovering over a rock bottom. At least six small squat lobsters can be seen and two small white sea stars. Numerous small white corals are seen. The white circular objects on the rock face are possibly brachiopods.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A number of deep sea fish on a sand bottom. The fish are all aligned in the same direction. Possibly a function of current in the area. The crab in lower left is oriented approximately 90 degrees from the preferred fish orientation.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish all oriented in nearly the same direction with similar body curvature. There is also an eel poking its head out of the sand to the left of the laser dots.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish on a cobble and sand bottom.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Deep sea fish on a boulder and sand bottom. At least four different species can be discerned.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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An eel and a gadiform fish on a primarily rock bottom. The white objects are brachiopods attached to the rock surface. Small anemones and small corals are also seen adhering to the rock surface.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Eels, brachiopods, small corals, and a few orange scorpion fish are seen in this image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A gadiform fish, small corals, large brittles stars, and an eel on the right edge of the image are seen in this rock garden like image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Find the goosefish in the left foreground and the eel head poking out of the rock outcrop. A large shrimp in the right foreground , many brittle stars, and brachiopods.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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A field of brachiopods and ophiuroids on the seafloor with several fish, corals and a seastar in view. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts. Notice the large anglerfish (aka goosefish) in the bottom center of the image.
Pacific Ocean, Paramount Seamount 2011 July 14
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Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor)
2011 July 15
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An eel-like fish over pillow lavas.
2011 July 15
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A deep-sea skate glides through a cloud of diffused "smoke".
2011 July 15
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A deep-sea skate glide through the outskirts of a vent field.
2011 July 15
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A deep-sea skate glide through the outskirts of a vent field.
2011 July 15
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A deep sea fish swimming over the barely perceptible bottom.
2011 July 15
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A deep sea fish swimming over pillow lavas with pinking bacterial mat material. The smokey appearance is actually caused by proximity to hydrothermal vents spewing mineral-laden waters.
2011 July 16
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A deep sea fish swimming over pillow lavas with pinking bacterial mat material. The smokey appearance is actually caused by proximity to hydrothermal vents spewing mineral-laden waters. The edge of crevice seen here is a crack in the near vicinity of the Galapagos Ridge spreading center.
2011 July 19
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A deep-sea skate reminiscent of a stealth bomber glides through a cloud of diffused "smoke", i.e., mineral laden waters from hydrothermal vents.
2011 July 19
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A deep-sea skate glides through a cloud of diffused "smoke", i.e., mineral laden waters from hydrothermal vents.
2011 July 19
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Eel-like fish swimming over lava field
2011 July 20
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Macrourid fish swimming over pillow lavas in areas of hydrothermal venting
2011 July 21
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Macrourid fish with blunt snout
2011 July 21
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Macrourid fish swimming over rock outcrop.
2011 July 21
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Macrourid fish in field of pillow lavas
2011 July 22
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Blunt nosed macrourid fish over pillow lavas
2011 July 22
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Macrourid fish in field of pillow lavas
2011 July 22
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Eel-like fish near crevice in pillow lavas.
2011 July 22
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Eel-like fish cruising over pillow lavas. A white crab is seen in the left distance.
2011 July 22
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Macrourid fish cruising over sediment covered bottom with stalked sponge in foreground.
2011 July 24
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Macrourid fish cruising over sediment covered bottom
2011 July 24
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Macrourid fish over field of pillow lavas.
2011 July 25
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Macrourid fish over field of pillow lavas.
2011 July 25
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Close up on rockfish hanging on the side of boulder. Image captured by the Little Hercules ROV at 600 meters depth on the Paramount seamounts.
2011 July 14
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Rock outcrop on Paramount Seamount with reddish pink brittle stars
2011 July 14
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Red holothurian on shattered appearing basalt boulders
2011 July 15
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Layered lava flow with aa lava in the foreground.
2011 July 15
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Classic pillow lava
2011 July 15
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Classic pillow lava with red holothurian.
2011 July 15
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Pillow lavas and murky water. Perhaps hydrothermal activity is close by.
2011 July 15
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Ropy pahoehoe lava on seafloor preserves direction of flow of lava. Perhaps . arcuate appearing area in lower left is indicative of eddy in fast moving sheet flow.
2011 July 15
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Lava structure on sea floor.
2011 July 15
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An archway formed by lava pillars supporting a remnant of intact lobate lava flow crust within a large collapsed lava lake. Individual ledges on the pillar form as "bathtub rings" as the lava freezes to the side of the pillar during the draining of the lava lake.
2011 July 15
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Rock outcrop with brisingid starfish
2011 July 15

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