ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:3279Date:10/01/98
Chief Scientist:URABEOperations Area:SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE - RM24
Pilot:R. WilliamsObserver 1:Kei Okamura
Observer 2:Akihiko Mauryama
Launch Time:08:19Time Submerged:8:23
Time on Surface:16:42Bottom Time:5:23
Depth:2581 metersPurpose:INSTRUMENT RECOVERY
Sponsor:GSJ/NSFData:2 CD-ROM Incl. Dives 3272-81
Still Images:2 Reel(s) 35mm color film Incl. Dives 3276-3281Moving Images:6 Hi8 video tape(s)
incl. 3-3chip
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Basalt lava, Clams, Crabs, Hi temp vents, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Mussels, Other worms, Sea stars, Shrimp, Snails/Limpets, Sponges, Vent fishSampled:ALVIN navigation, CTD records, Hi temp vents, Lo temp vents, Temperature records
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Remarks:We found shrimps in black smoker. Unlike others, they seem to be well-adapted in immediate smoker environment. (Maybe have a symbiont in a body.)