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08/17/03

NEUSTON NET

date Date: 08/17/03
time Time: 5:34 am - 5:50 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 32°, 2.2 minutes N
77°, 35.9 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 2,150 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 5 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 29° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 17.5 knots SE
seas Conditions: 5 ft seas, partly cloudy sky

Equipment Used: Neuston net

Description of Catch: 1 jack (a fish), 1 crab and some sargassum – s. fluitans


MORNING SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/17/03
time Time: 8:05 - 11:26 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 32°, 01.2 minutes N
77°, 41.3 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 2039 ft, visibility 50 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 2039 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 11° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 16-18 knots, SE
seas Conditions: 2-3 ft seas, mostly cloudy sky

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description of Catch: 1 galatheid crab – also called squat lobster, about 6 inches from tip of rostrum to back of tail with long claws; saw rattail fish, glass sponges, urchins and different types of corals were seen and photographed.


AFTERNOON SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/17/03
time Time: 3:43 pm until 6:59 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 32°, 01.6 minutes N
77°, 41.6 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 2054 ft, visibility 50 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 2054 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: Not available
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 20 knots, N
seas Conditions: 3-4 ft seas, cloudy sky

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description of Catch: Collected many samples including lophelia, a tiny orange crab with black tipped pinchers, a big sea urchin, 2 spherical sponges the size of basketballs, several starfish, a green eye fish and several samples of soft coral.

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