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2004 Research Data

06/19/04

AFTERNOON SUB DIVE

date Date: 06/19/04
time Time: 4:30 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 30° 28.3 minutes N
79° 38.9 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 709.6 m
2328 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 709.6 m
2328 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: Not available
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 10.8 knots from 267 degrees
seas Conditions: 1-2 ft seas, partly cloudy skies

Equipment Used: Submersible

Description of Catch: Sediment sample, glass sponges, Lophelia, tall cone-shaped sponge, Chaceon crab, bamboo coral.

Other observations: The cone shaped sponge appeared to have some type of eggs inside it.