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06/14/04

DIP NETTING

date Date: 06/14/04
time Time: 5:00 - 5:30 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
33° 25.0 minutes N
77° 05.0 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 48.7 m
160 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 0 m
0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 26.57°C
79.83°F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 10.6 knots from 182 degrees
seas Conditions: 1-2 ft seas, clear skies

Equipment Used: Dip nets

Description of Catch: A bucketful of two species of Sargassum with file fish, nudibranchs, crabs, and shrimp.

Other observations: This is the first time we have seen any significant amount of Sargassum on this cruise.