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08/14/02

Date: 08/14/02
Time: 4:09 PM
Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 21 minutes N
77°, 10 minutes W
Ocean Depth: 76.2 m (250 feet)
Depth of Equipment: 76.2 m (250 feet)
Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 20.7 degrees Celsius
Wind Speed and Direction: 18 knots, N
Seas: 3-foot seas

Equipment Used: Submersible

Estimated Catch: 1 Scorpion fish

Description of catch: None provided

Other Observations: There was an interesting rock and sand bottom at this site. The researchers saw lots of fish, but were not able to catch very many.


Date: 08/14/02
Time: 10:30 PM
Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 13 minutes N
77°, 17 minutes W
Ocean Depth: 19.4 m (63.6 feet)
Depth of Equipment: 1 m (3.28 feet—surface reading)
Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: Unavailable
Wind Speed and Direction: 11.5 knots, S
Seas: 2-foot seas


Equipment Used: Dip nets, lights, and cat food baits over the side

Estimated Catch: Jacks, flying fish, crabs, and a few additional discs colored with blue, which turned out to be a type of jelly fish.

Description of catch: None provided

Other Observations: We also caught a small Portuguese man-o-war (about one inch long) that we photographed and released. Luckily, no one got stung.