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World Heritage in the High Seas: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

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Collection date: 30 July 2016
Copyright: © UNESCO
Author: David Freestone ; Dan Laffoley ; Fanny Douvere ; Tim Badman
World Heritage in the High Seas: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. https://whc.unesco.org/en/highseas/
Copyright: © Nekton Mission
Nekton Mission, Bermuda
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Signature of the World Heritage Convention by René Maheu, UNESCO Director-General, 23/11/1972.
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Diverse coral gardens and complex sea-cliff deep-sea communities characterized by large anemones, large sponges and octocorals at the Atlantis ...
Copyright: © The Natural Environment Research Council and IUCN/GEF Seamounts Project C/O Alex D Rogers.
Interior of two very large nearly circular stalked sponges (Caulophacus sp.) These sponges are about 1 meter in diameter.
Copyright: © Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana
Crossota sp., a deep red medusa found just off the bottom of the deep sea. Alaska, Beaufort Sea, North of Point Barrow.
Copyright: © Kevin Raskoff / NOAA / Wikipedia
Mollusk (Order Nudibranchia) swimming on the flank of Davidson Seamount at 1498 meters water depth.
Copyright: © Credit: NOAA/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
A dumbo octopus displays a body posture never before observed in cirrate octopods.
Copyright: © Image courtesy of the NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.
Hydromedusa
Copyright: © Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program
Dumbo octopus seen while exploring the west wall of Mona Canyon.
Copyright: © Image courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program
Beautiful white octocoral polyps
Copyright: © Credit: NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Mid-Cayman Rise Expedition 2011
Looking straight down the axis of an Iridogorgia coral. Note the large shrimp on the left and a brittle star to the right.
Copyright: © Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana
Hot water (221 C, 430 F) was sampled at the base of this sulfide chimney which is almost 6 meters high.
Copyright: © Credit: New Zealand-American Submarine Ring of Fire 2005 Exploration; NOAA Vents Program
Nekton Mission, Bermuda
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Nekton Mission, Bermuda
Copyright: © Nekton Mission
Nekton Mission, Bermuda
Copyright: © Nekton Mission
Nekton Mission, Bermuda
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A sponge covered with hundreds to thousands of tiny anemones also provides a home to several brittlestars (pink), crinoids or “sea lilies” ...
Copyright: © Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.
Humpback whale in the Sargasso Sea.
Copyright: © Andrew Stevenson
Author: Andrew Stevenson
Hydrothermal vents in the Lau Basin.
Copyright: © Photo courtesy of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Charles Fisher, Pennsylvania ...
The pelagic bolitaenid octopus Japatella diaphana.
Copyright: © Sönke Johnsen
Author: Sönke Johnsen
Nekton Mission, Bermuda
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Photomosaic of a 13 m-tall carbonate chimney called Ryan. Long term seepage of fluids from steep cliffs bounding the eastern side of the Lost ...
Copyright: © Credit: D.S. Kelley and M. Elend, School of Oceanography, University of Washington.
The three-story-tall actively venting carbonate tower called IMAX protrudes from the north face of a much larger edifice called Poseidon in the ...
Copyright: © Credit: D.S. Kelley and M. Elend, School of Oceanography, University of Washington.
A juvenile of the neustonic chondrophore Porpita porpita.
Copyright: © Sönke Johnsen
Author: Sönke Johnsen
Squat lobsters are common associates on deep-sea corals, like this one observed at Guyot Ridge.
Copyright: © Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.
Uniquely beautiful jellyfish observed while exploring the informally named “Enigma Seamount” at a depth of 3,700 meters.
Copyright: © Image courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2016 Deepwater ...
An Unidentified Swimming Organism.
Copyright: © Image courtesy of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.
Author: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration
Great white shark at Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, August 2006. Shot with Nikon D70s in Ikelite housing, in natural light. Animal estimated at 11-12 ...
Copyright: © Pterantula (Terry Goss) via Wikimedia Commons
Illustrations of potential Outstanding Universal Value in the High Seas.
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