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08/18/03

ROV DATA, SNOWY WRECK

date Date: 08/18/03
time Time: 10:14 - 11:23 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 26.6 minutes N
76°, 50.0 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 782 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 782 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: Not available
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 15 knots S
seas Conditions: 5-6 ft seas; light rain, 27° C

Equipment Used: ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle)

Description: ROV went down on a tether called a TMS, or Tether Management System. When the TMS got to about 700 feet it stopped and then the ROV had about 400 feet to move around and look for things. They spotted a steel hulled ship about 120 feet long and 18 feet wide heavily encrusted with anemones. They also saw what appeared to be grouper and a wreckfish. We had to bring the ROV back in because the winds were picking up.

The story we have heard about why this is called the "Snowy Wreck" is that it's because of the snowy grouper that are caught here.


TUCKER TRAWL

date Date: 08/18/03
time Time: 4:55 - 5:25 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 20.3 minutes N
77°, 06.2 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 453 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 453 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 14° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 14.3 knots, S
seas Conditions: 5-6 ft seas; clear skies, 25° C

Equipment Used: Tucker trawl

Description of Catch: Many small brittle stars, shrimp and crabs. One 8-inch flounder and several smaller ones. Also caught a starfish and some different types of fish.

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