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08/21/03

EARLY MORNING TUCKER TRAWL

date Date: 08/21/03
time Time: 3:47 - 4:27 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
33° 32.1 minutes N
76° 30.9 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1,384 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 197 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 25° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 5.2 knots S/SW
seas Conditions: flat seas, partly cloudy

Equipment Used: Tucker trawl

Description of Catch: Lots of little leptocephali (larval eels)


MORNING SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/21/03
time Time: 7:58 - 11:11 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 33.9 minutes N
76°, 28.5 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1419 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 1419 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 9.2° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: No report
seas Conditions: flat seas, partly cloudy

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description of Catch: Two different species of crabs, an octopus, an orange
sea urchin, Nictophid fish, brittle stars

Other Observations: The visibility was terrific and we plan to have Art
Howard, videographer, in the sphere for the second dive.


AFTERNOON SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/21/03
time Time: 4:14 - 7:20 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 33.8 minutes N
76°, 28.3 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1427 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 1427 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 10.8° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: No report
seas Conditions: Flat seas, patchy sun and rain

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description of Catch: Redeye gaper, orange crinoid starfish.

Other Observations: There were lots of brittle stars on the Lophelia.
The bioluminescence was spectacular!

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