ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:2479Date:12/12/91
Cruise:AII-125Leg:35
Chief Scientist:MULLINEAUX/VAN DOVEROperations Area:EAST PACIFIC RISE
Latitude:09-30.87NLongitude:104-14.66W
Pilot:P. HickeyObserver 1:Cindy Van Dover
Observer 2:Peter Weibe
Launch Time:0759Time Submerged:8:49
Time on Surface:1648Bottom Time:
Depth:2584 metersPurpose:BIOLOGY
Sponsor:NSFData:1 CD-ROM Incl. Dives 2196-2197, 2331-2799, data transferred from 3.5" diskette(s)
Still Images:2 Reel(s) 35mm color film Moving Images:3 Hi8 video tape(s)
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Basalt lava, Clams, Hi temp vents, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Mussels, Non-vent fish, Other worms, Sea stars, Snails/Limpets, Sponges, Tube worms, Vent fish, XenophyophoresSampled:ALVIN navigation, CTD records, Sea cucumbers
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Remarks:Found additional vents N & S of target; passed by one active black smoker, several inactive. Numerous megalopie in water column.