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10/19/05

NEUSTON NET

date Date: 10/19/05
time Time: 1:32 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 10.7 minutes N
75° 53.9 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 430.0 m
1410.4 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 0 m
0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 27.4 °C
81.3 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 17.9 knots from 264 degrees
seas Conditions: 5–6 foot seas, clear skies

Equipment Used: Neuston net

Description of Catch: 2 leptocephali (larval eels) (Read the 10/17/05 Daily Log for a description of this type of eel's life cycle.)

Other observations: none


SUBMERSIBLE

date Date: 10/19/05
time Time: 4:00–6:52 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 34° 12.8 minutes N
75° 53.1 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: 7.8 °C
46.0 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 12.4 knots from 237 degrees
seas Conditions: 1–2 foot seas, clear skies

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: starfish, glass sponge, crabs

Other observations: none