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date Date: 10/31/05
time Time: 5:26–6:52 pm
latitude/longitude Latitude/Longitude: 31° 46.5 minutes N
79° 11.6 minutes W
ocean depth Ocean Depth: 542.7 m
1780.0 ft
depth of equipment Depth of Equipment: 542.7 m
1780.0 ft
temperature Water Temperature at Equipment Depth: 7.4 °C
45.3 °F
wind speed/direction Wind Speed and Direction: 13.0 knots from 52.0 degrees
seas Conditions: 2–3 foot seas, cloudy skies

Equipment Used: submersible

Description of Catch: Lophelia, Enallopsammia coral, brittle stars, a gastropod, Galatheid crabs, a goosefish, a blind lantern ray, a miniscule sea urchin, and a red scorpanid fish

Other observations: none