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06/11/04

NEUSTON NET TOW

date Date: 06/11/04
time Time: 3:11 - 3:26 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
30° 48.5 minutes N
79° 38.0 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 604 m
1982 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 0 m
0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.1°C
82.6°F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 17.3 knots from 271 degrees
seas Conditions: 2 ft seas, partly cloudy

Equipment Used: Neuston net

Description of Catch: Nudibranch, Sargassum fish

Other observations: Only small clumps of Sargassum present