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NOAA's Sanctuaries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Dissecting an invasive lionfish and verifying that it is eating indigenous fish.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A long-spined urchin.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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Long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum)
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A close-up view of a long-spined sea urchin (Diadema sp.)
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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Long-spined sea urchin (Diadema antillarum)
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A gorgonian coral - Muricea pendula.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A very mushroomy looking mushroom coral.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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Plumapathes sp. "black" coral.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A deepwater octocoral (Swiftia sp.) encountered during a sanctuary expedition.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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Barrel sponge (Xestospongia testudinaria)
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A field of yellow pencil coral (Madracis mirabilis) at East Flower Garden Bank. This photo was taken prior to Hurricane Ike. This coral bed was destroyed during the hurricane.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A deepwater octocoral (Swiftia sp.) encountered during a sanctuary expedition.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A deepwater octocoral (Swiftia sp.) encountered during a sanctuary expedition.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A brightly colored corallimorphian.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS
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A species of black coral (Aphanipathes sp.) observed in deeper waters around Flower Garden Banks.
Gulf of Mexico, Flower Garden Banks NMS

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