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2005 Research Data  

10/27/05

SUBMERSIBLE

date Date: 10/27/05
time Time: 8:30–10:21 am
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 32° 01.1 minutes N
77° 00.4 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 633.5 m
2078.0 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 633.5 m
2078.0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 7.4 °C
45.3 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 3.0 knots from 108 degrees
seas Conditions: 0–1 foot seas, partly cloudy

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: basket stars, sea stars, gastropod, Lophelia, octacorals ("soft corals"), solitary corals, glass and other sponges (including a beautiful fan-shaped sponge), sea urchin, Galatheid crab

Other observations: none