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08/23/03

PLANKTON NET

date Date: 08/23/03
time Time: 12:25 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 11.5 minutes N
75° 53.7 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1,380 - 1,307 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: At surface
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.6° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 17.3 knots W
seas Conditions: 2' seas, partly cloudy, 24.9° C

Equipment Used: Plankton net

Description of Catch: Shrimp

Other observations: Salinity 35.5


NIGHT OTTER TRAWLS

date Date: 08/23/03
time Time: 8:43 - 9:11 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34°, 20.5 minutes N
75°, 46.9 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1,414 - 1,374 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: ? (984 ft of rope out)
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 14.1 knots, SW
seas Conditions: 3-4 ft. seas, cloudy skies, 24.9° C

Equipment Used: Midwater otter trawl

Description of Catch: none

Other Observations: Weak link broke bridle - net didn't fish properly. Equipment was fixed, but subsequent trawl (with 1640 ft. of rope out) also had no catch.


LATE NIGHT DIP NETTING

date Date: 08/23/03
time Time: 11:34 pm - 12:10 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34°, 19.2 minutes N
75°, 45.5 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 1,421 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: At surface
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.7° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 11.8 knots W
seas Conditions: 1-2 ft. seas, clear skies, 24.9° C

Equipment Used: dip nets /night lighting

Description of Catch: Numerous fish, including many species of flyingfish: fourwing, Atlantic, bluntnose, oceanic, smallwing, margined, clearwing, and bandwing, among others.

Other Observations: Salinity 35.6

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