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2005 Research Data  

10/16/05

NEUSTON NET

date Date: 10/16/05
time Time: 11:51 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 19.6 minutes N
75° 48.7 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 374 m
1226.7 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 0 m
0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.0 °C
82.4 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 18.3 knots from 334.9 degrees
seas Conditions: 4 foot seas, clear sky, full moon

Equipment Used: Neuston net

Description of Catch: 4 larval fishes, 2 sargassum crabs, one plainhead filefish

Other observations: Sargassum was present in small clumps.