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NOAA's Sanctuaries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Sanctuary offices received a fresh coat of paint as well as new windows, doors, and roof in the months preceding Hurricane Ike. A small portico was also added to the west entrance. All survived the onslaught .
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2008
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A beautiful muti-colored grotto on one of the banks.
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
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Nurse shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2008 October 10
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Brown Chromis (Chromis multilineata)
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 June 14
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A large yellow mouth grouper swimming over
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
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Spotted moray (Gymnothorax moringa)
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 June 26
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Two large red shrimp on a coral bottom
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 July 31
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A hermit crab on a yellow/orange sponge.
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 July 31
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Christmas tree worms (Spirobranchus giganteus). The feathery "branches of the spiral "trees" serve as both feeding organisms for collecting food and respiratory organs. The remainder of the worm lives in a hole commonly bored into massive coral heads in which it secretes a calcareous tube for additional protection.
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 July 31
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Extended coral polyps
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 July 31
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A queen conch (Strombus gigas) on a sandy seafloor habitat.
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 July 31
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Lizardfish (Synodus variegatus) in a typical attitude on the bottom.
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 February 15
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Yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 June 14
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Manta seen in the water column as ascending to surface
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 August 15
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Manta "flying" over sand bottom
Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary 2006 August 14
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A marbled grouper (Dermatolepis inermis) being cleaned by a small neon goby.
Gulf of Mexico, Geyer Bank 2009 August 29
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Algal sponge habitat at Sonnier Bank. Orange elephant ear sponge.
Gulf of Mexico, Sonnier Bank
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Algal sponge habitat at Sonnier Bank. Barrel sponge (Xestospongia sp.)
Gulf of Mexico, Sonnier Bank
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Northern Right Whale - Eubalaena glacialis
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A ledge and trough of Gray's Reef
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Loggerhead Sea Turtle under a ledge
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A mixed school of Porgy and other fish species
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Dusky Flounder
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Belted Sandfish.
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Nurse Shark
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Reticulated Moray Eel
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Gray Triggerfish
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A fish and gorgonians
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Scup and Black Sea Bass hovering around a reef ledge
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Florida Regal Goddess nudibranch
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A sponge
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Yellow Line Arrow Crab
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A Regal Sea Fan
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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A reef scene showing the variety of life at Gray's Reef
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Orange colonial tunicate
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Sea stars
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Colonial anemone
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Sea urchin
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Rock boring sea urchin
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
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Greeneyed fish and pink sponge
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NOAA Research Vessel Jane Yarn, now an artificial reef
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Plaque commemorating Jane Yarn who led the effort to establish Grays Reef as a national marine sanctuary
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Atlantic spotted dolphin
Georgia coast 2006 Summer
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Jellyfish as seen looking towards the surface
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary 2006 Summer
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The sea nettle (Chrysaora quinquecirrha) closeup
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary 2006 Summer
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The sea nettle (Chrysaora quinquecirrha) with accompanying juvenile fish that are not affected by nematocyst toxin.
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary 2006 Summer
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Jellyfish with accompanying juvenile fish that are not affected by nematocyst toxin.
Georgia, Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary 2006 Summer
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Fish aggregating under Navy tower. Basically such structures function as artificial reefs.
Georgia coast 2006 Summer
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Fish aggregating under Navy tower. Basically such structures function as artificial reefs.
Georgia coast 2006 Summer

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