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08/20/03

PLANKTON NET DATA

date Date: 08/20/03
time Time: 5:28 - 5:50 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
33° 23.5 minutes N
76° 48.5 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 282 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 1-4 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.5° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 4.4 knots S/SE
seas Conditions: 0-3 ft seas, partly cloudy sky

Equipment Used: Plankton net

Description of Catch: About 1 cup of tiny krill and three small fish


MORNING SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/20/03
time Time: 10:00 - 11:20 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 30.18 minutes N
76°, 56.8 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 237 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 237 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 19.6° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 3 knots, N
seas Conditions: 1 ft seas, mostly sunny

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description of Catch: light pink coral, good video footage of hard bottom
coral community


AFTERNOON DATA LOG

date Date: 08/20/03
time Time: 3:00 - 3:20 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 24.7 minutes N
77°, 05.0 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 161 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: At surface
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, patchy sun and rain

Equipment Used: Dip nets, hook and line

Description of Catch: 21 pound dolphin fish, several hundred miniscule shrimp (we get them by shaking the sargassum, and later found them in our hair, on our clothes, and in our shoes), 2 pipefish, a few filefish, a few nudibranchs that look like sargassum and two amazingly beautiful blue, white and silver nudibranchs.

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