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08/15/02

Date: 08/15/02
Time: 12:30 AM
Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 13 minutes N
77°, 23 minutes W
Ocean Depth: 58.4 m (191.6 feet)
Depth of Equipment: 1 m (3.28 feet—surface reading)
Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: Unavailable
Wind Speed and Direction: 14.5 knots, SW
Seas: Calm

Equipment Used: Dip nets with lights

Estimated Catch: 18 flying fish, 1 squid, 1 dolphin fish

Description of catch: None provided

Other Observations: We dip-netted through most of the night.


Date: 08/15/02
Time: 8:00 AM
Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 13 minutes N
77°, 25 minutes W
Ocean Depth: 76.5 m (251 feet)
Depth of Equipment: 76.5 m (251 feet)
Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 18.2 degrees Celsius
Wind Speed and Direction: 9 knots, WNW
Seas: 1- to 3-foot seas


Equipment Used: Submersible

Estimated Catch: 2 Scorpion fish, roughtongue bass, sponges, purple coral, sponge, soft coral

Description of catch: None provided

Other Observations: This was an interesting site to compare to our previous sites. It is a hard-bottom coral area and looks like the Caribbean.