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08/24/03

DIP NETS

date Date: 08/24/03
time Time: 12:10 - 1:10 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 20.4 minutes N
75° 43.3 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 2,746 - 3,274 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: At surface
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.8° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 7.0 knots W
seas Conditions: 1-2' seas, clear skies, 25.0° C

Equipment Used: Dip nets (with lights)

Description of Catch: Several smallwing flyingfish, fourwing flyingfish, other flying fish, dolphin fish, jacks, and small fish associated with Sargassum

Other observations: Salinity 35.7


DIP NETS

date Date: 08/24/03
time Time: 1:10 - 1:40 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34°, 22.6 minutes N
75°, 39.8 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 4,164 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: At surface
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.8° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 9.1 knots, ESE
seas Conditions: 1-3 ft. seas, clear skies, 26.5° C

Equipment Used: Dip nets (with lights)

Description of Catch: Several smallwing flyingfish, fourwing flyingfish, other flyingfish

Other Observations: Juvenile loggerhead turtle swimming on surface near
Sargassum. Salinity 35.67


LATE NIGHT DIP NETTING

date Date: 08/24/03
time Time: 1:40 - 2:10 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34°, 23.4 minutes N
75°, 36.5 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: Not available
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: At surface
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.8° C
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 5.0 knots SSE
seas Conditions: 1-2 ft. seas, clear skies, 24.9° C

Equipment Used: Dip nets (with lights)

Description of Catch: Several smallwing flyingfish, pufferfish, needlefish.

Other Observations: School of dolphin fish swam by stern too fast to catch; dolphin
(mammal) swam by stern shortly after large number of mature flyingfish swam by.

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