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2005 Research Data  

10/18/05

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date Date: 10/18/05
time Time: 8:01–10:59 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 14.3 minutes N
75° 51.9 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 422.6 m
1386.0 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 422.6 m
1386.0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 8.7 °C
47.7°F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 11.3 knots from 268 degrees
seas Conditions: 2–3 foot seas, clear skies

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: Lophelia coral, hermit crab, galatheid crab, small skate, glass sponges

Other observations: We saw 2 small sharks and 1 large ray (manta or devil).