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2005 Research Data  

10/30/05

SUBMERSIBLE

date Date: 10/30/05
time Time: 3:40–6:57 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 31° 46.9 minutes N
79° 12.3 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 540.9 m
1774.0 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 540.9 m
1774.0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 7.7 °C
45.9 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 11.5 knots from 52.8 degrees
seas Conditions: 2 foot seas, cloudy skies

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: Lophelia, sea urchin, squid, sea stars, other corals

Other observations: none