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08/19/03

MORNING SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/19/03
time Time: 9:20 am - 11:55 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 24.5 minutes N
77°, 05.0 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 298 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 298 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 18.5° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 20 knots NNE
seas Conditions: 3 ft seas; mostly sunny, 27° C

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description: One large, bright orange spiny oyster shell attached to rock with several small crabs


AFTERNOON SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/19/03
time Time: 4:06 pm - 7:10 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 24.9 minutes N
77°, 04.7 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 273 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 273 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 17.9° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 5 knots, ENE
seas Conditions: Mostly clear and calm

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description of Catch: One very large hermit crab and a small porcelain crab, Porcellana sayana; several fish including wrasses

Other Observations: Saw juvenile lionfish as well as adults. We think this is the first documentation of juvenile lionfish on the reef. Everyone else has reported adults.

NIGHT DATA LOG

date Date: 08/19/03
time Time: 10:50 pm - 11:26 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: starting lat/long:
33°, 24.9 minutes N
77°, 05.4 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 50 m
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 0 - 3 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.4° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 7.1 knots, S/SE
seas Conditions: Flat seas, clear sky

Equipment Used: Dip nets and bright lights

Description of Catch: 2 Flying Fish

Other Observations: There were very small clumps of Sargassum present.

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