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date Date: 10/23/05
time Time: 7:59–8:50 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 31° 41.9 minutes N
79° 08.0 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 506.7 m
1662.0 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 506.7 m
1662.0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 8.8°C
47.8 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 14.3 knots from 21.5 degrees
seas Conditions: 2–3 foot seas, overcast

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: rat tail fish (Nezumia sp.)

Other observations: Dive was cancelled shortly after launch due to deteriorating weather contidtions.