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10/17/05

MORNING SUBMERSIBLE DIVE

date Date: 10/17/05
time Time: 8:10–11:01 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 19.3 minutes N
75° 47.6 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 419.8 m
1377.0 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 419.8 m
1377.0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 5.6 °C
42.1 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 14.13 knots from 357 degrees
seas Conditions: 3 foot seas, partly cloudy

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: corals, pencil urchin, galatheid crab, soft coral, small crabs

Other observations: none


NEUSTON NET

date Date: 10/17/05
time Time: 12:46 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 19.5 minutes N
75° 47.6 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 380.0 m
1246.4 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: 10.4 knots from 391 degrees
seas Conditions: 3–4 foot seas, partly cloudy

Equipment Used: Neuston net

Description of Catch: 1 trigger fish, 1 small crab, a few small shrimp

Other observations: none


NEUSTON NET

date Date: 10/17/05
time Time: 10:34 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 14.34 minutes N
75° 53.28 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 377 m
1246.4 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 0 m
0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 28.2 °C
82.8 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 9.7 knots from 271 degrees
seas Conditions: 2–3 foot seas, clear skies

Equipment Used: Neuston net

Description of Catch: flying fish

Other observations: none