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2004 Research Data

06/09/04

PLANKTON NET TOW

date Date: 06/09/04
time Time: 3:06 - 3:21 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
28° 47.7 minutes N
79° 37.6 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 762 - 728 m
2,500 - 2,388 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 10 m
33 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: Not available
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 22.2 knots from 145.9 degrees
seas Conditions: 2-3 ft seas, skies cloudy

Equipment Used: Plankton net

Description of Catch: Phytoplankton and zooplankton

Other observations: Saw some sargassum