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06/10/04

OTTER TRAWL

date Date: 06/10/04
time Time: 1:10 - 1:40 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
30° 30.3 minutes N
79° 36.1 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 809 m
2654 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 809 m
2654 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Surface: 28.1°C
82.6°F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 3.2 knots at 297 degrees
seas Conditions: 2 ft seas, skies cloudy

Equipment Used: Otter Trawl

Description of Catch: Lots of coral rubble, three fish, several types of sponges, small brittle stars

Other observations: One glass sponge was so thick with "hair" it looked like a piece of fiberglass