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2005 Research Data  

10/26/05

SUBMERSIBLE

date Date: 10/26/05
time Time: 4:38–6:57 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 31° 42.0 minutes N
79° 07.0 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 515.9 m
1692.0 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 515.9 m
1692.0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 8.1 °C
46.6 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 4.7 knots from 308 degrees
seas Conditions: 2 foot seas, cloudy skies

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: black coral, soft corals, sea stars, Lophelia, octopus, brittle stars, shrimp, various species of Galatheid crabs, Scorpaneid fish, and different colored sponges

Other observations: none