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06/15/04

MORNING SUBMERSIBLE DIVE

date Date: 06/15/04
time Time: 8:03 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 18.7 minutes N
75° 47.6 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 409.0 m
1342 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 409.0 m
1342 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 9.69°C
49.4°F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 10.5 knots from 222 degrees
seas Conditions: 1 ft seas, partly cloudy skies

Equipment Used: Submersible

Description of Catch: Three sediment samples, some Lophelia coral, anemones, brittle stars, and galatheids.

Other observations: Saw several places with live coral growing. There were a lot of fishing boats around us during the dive.


MIDDAY OTTER TRAWL

date Date: 06/15/04
time Time: 12:06 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34°, 20.1 minutes N
75°, 48.1 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 369.6 m
1213 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 369.6 m
1213 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: Not available
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 12.9 knots from 205 degrees
seas Conditions: 1 ft seas, partly cloudy skies

Equipment Used: Otter Trawl

Description of Catch: Blackbelly rosefish, dragonet, eel, galatheids, brittle stars, worms, Lophelia coral, and urchins.


EVENING HOOK & LINE FISHING

date Date: 06/15/04
time Time: 6:06 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34°, 19.5 minutes N
75°, 47.1 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 413 m
1355 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: ? Fishing line
temperature Water Temperature at Surface: 27.3°C
81.1°F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 14.7 knots from 250.3 degrees
seas Conditions: 1 ft seas, cloudy skies

Equipment Used: Hook and line

Description of Catch: One Coryphaena hippurus ("dolphin fish" or just "dolphin", which is not the mammal)

Other observations: This fish was caught by the sub crew!