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

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A pleasant undersea scene of rounded pillow lavas covered with botryoidal manganese, a number of different species of coral, and at least three different types of sponges. The most prominent life form is the large anemone in the lower left of the image.
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Halosaur - family Halosauridae, Scopelarchus sp.
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Remarkable rippling on white sand seafloor at 520 meters.
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White sand and fossiliferous coral rock. The Coral rock appears to be overlain by rock material having a manganese crust.
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What is this? Produced by some animal? rubber tubing covered with sediment?
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What is this? Produced by some animal? rubber tubing covered with sediment?
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Interesting depressions in rock surface - manganese covered reef surface?? or very smooth depressions in volcanic rock surface?
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A rugged slope with angular cobbles. A primnoid coral - possibly Narella sp. - is the only apparent life in this view.
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Approaching an inactive vent site.
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No biota on this vent site indicates that it is extinct or inactive at this time .
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Extinct hydrothermal chimneys with little associated biota.
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Extinct chimneys.
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Gastropods at vent site.
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A gastropod crawling on hydrothermally altered rock on the side of a chimney.
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A nice profile view of a gastropod at an inactive vent site.
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Rock structures at the side of an inactive vent.
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Anemones - Marianactis bythios - and white Munidopsis squat lobsters on hydrothermally altered rock below active venting site.
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Anemones - Marianactis bythios - and white Munidopsis squat lobsters on hydrothermally altered rock below active venting site. The species facies changes as one moves up the hydrothermal chimney. Note the squat lobster riding on Deep Discoverer.
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A black smoker is emitting mineral-laden water on the side of this chimney structure. Besides squat lobster seen to the bottom right, there are brachyuran crabs and masses of shrimp living on the bacterial mat (white area.)
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Fantastic spires adorn this active hydrothermal chimney.
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Fantastic spires adorn this active hydrothermal chimney.
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An array of hydrothermal chimneys and spires with a black smoker in the center foreground spewing forth minerals and super-heated water.
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An array of hydrothermal chimneys and spires with a black
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An array of hydrothermal chimneys and spires with a black
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An array of hydrothermal chimneys and spires with a black
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An array of hydrothermal chimneys and spires with a black
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An array of hydrothermal chimneys and spires with a black
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An array of hydrothermal chimneys and spires with a black
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The very top of a large chimney with black mineral laden warm water to the right.
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Hot mineral-laden water spewing from a small vent while Chorocaris sp. shrimp stay in close proximity to the super-heated water.
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Hot mineral-laden water spewing from a small vent while Chorocaris sp. shrimp stay in close proximity to the super-heated water.
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A small brachyuran vent crab, Austinograea williamsi, and Chorocaris shrimp in close proximity to a vent. This species of crab is blind with neither eyes or eye stalks.
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A small brachyuran vent crab, Austinograea williamsi, and Chorocaris sp. shrimp in close proximity to a vent. This species of crab is blind with neither eyes or eye stalks.
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A large chimney structure with numerous mini-chimneys. Chorocaris sp. shrimp and a brachyuran crab are seen on the sides of the chimney.
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Chorocaris sp. shrimp densely packed in close proximity to a vent.
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Chorocaris sp. shrimp, a brachyuran crab, limpets (Shrinkailepsis sp.?) and a few snails - Alvinoconcha hessleri.
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Chorocaris sp. shrimp, a brachyuran crab, limpets (Shrinkailepsis sp.?) and a few snails - Alvinoconcha hessleri.
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A large chimney shrouded in mineral-laden hot waters. Effluent from a black smoker is seen to the right.
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A black smoker spewing black mineral-laden waters emanating from further down the large chimney.
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A brachyuran crab on its back (dead? fried by the hydrothermal fluids?), Chorocaris sp. shrimp. a few limpets, and white bacterial mat.
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Mini-chimneys alongside a large chimney structure.
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A view of the wall of a chimney structure with Chorocaris shrimp, brachyuran crabs, limpets, bacterial mat, and gastropods.
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Wall of a chimney structure. Notice that the Munidopsis squat lobsters seem to stay below the zone of active venting.
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Deep Discoverer deploying its temperature probe in a black smoker orifice.
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The maximum temperature observed on this graphical output of temperature is approximately 290 degrees Celsius. The depth is recorded as 3285 meters - left depth indicator for Deep Discoverer.
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An assemblage of Chorocaris shrimp, brachyuran crabs, Alvinoconcha hessleri gastropods, and limpets at at active vent site.
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Jackpot! Temperature readings of approximately 340 degrees Celsius as measured by the Deep Discoverer temperature probe.
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Marianas bythios anemones living just below the active venting sites on a large chimney structure.
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Marianas bythios anemone with tentacles retracted.
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Chorocaris shrimp, brachyuran crabs, and Alvinoconcha hessleri sp. gastropods.
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