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08/22/03

NEUSTON NET

date Date: 08/22/03
time Time: 5:54 - 6:12 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
33° 34.3 minutes N
76° 27.6 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1,312 - 1,466 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: At surface
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 29.9° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 10.4 knots W
seas Conditions: calm seas, clear skies, 27.2° C

Equipment Used: Neuston net

Description of Catch: Sargassum

Other observations: Salinity 36.07


MORNING SUB DIVE

date Date: 08/22/03
time Time: 8:08 - 11:11 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 33.5 minutes N
76°, 27.9 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1460 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 1460 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 9.2° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 4 knots, SE
seas Conditions: calm seas, partly cloudy skies- distant rain on horizon

Equipment Used: Submarine Johnson Sea-Link

Description of Catch: Four galatheid crabs, a white sea urchin, several brittle stars, a sponge, several fish.

Other Observations: Although we had distant thunder and lightning the sky was blue when Doni and Ken came back up to the surface.


TUCKER TRAWL

date Date: 08/22/03
time Time: 10:25 - 11:25 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 33°, 33.9 minutes N
76°, 27.8 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1435 - 1457 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 738 - 755 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.9° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 17.6 knots W
seas Conditions: 1-2 ft. seas, clear skies, 27.5° C

Equipment Used: Tucker trawl

Description of Catch: assortment of jellies, terapods, and fish, including a Gonostomatidae.

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