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06/16/04

OTTER TRAWL

date Date: 06/16/04
time Time: 1:13 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: Starting lat/long:
34° 12.5 minutes N
75° 46.3 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 657 m
2156 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 657 m
2156 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Surface: Not available
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 17.2 knots at 228 degrees
seas Conditions: 2 ft seas, cloudy skies

Equipment Used: Otter Trawl

Description of Catch: Hagfish, shrimp, quill worms, hermit crabs, myctophids (lantern fish), rattails, galatheids

Other observations: As the trawl "fished" (collected samples in its net) we moved into deeper water and had to let out more of the wire that connects the net to the boat so the net could stay close to the bottom.