ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:3182Date:12/08/97
Cruise:AT-03Leg:11
Chief Scientist:CHAVE/CHILDRESSOperations Area:EAST PACIFIC RISE - 9N Biotransect
Latitude:09-50.265NLongitude:104-17.427W
Pilot:R. WilliamsObserver 1:Sheri White
Observer 2:Kristie Klose
Launch Time:09:11Time Submerged:7:49
Time on Surface:17:00Bottom Time:4:45
Depth:2511 metersPurpose:BIOLOGY/GEOPHYSICS
Sponsor:NSFData: 1 CD-Rom incl. dives 3171-3193
Still Images: 2 reels 35mm color film
incl. dives 3180-3193
Moving Images: 3 Hi-8 videos
3-3chip videos
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Basalt lava, Hi temp vents, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Non-vent fish, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Snails/Limpets, Vent fishSampled:ALVIN navigation, Crabs, Temperature records, Tube worms
FrameGrabber Link:
Remarks:DIVE DELAYED DUE TO A-FRAME MALFUNCTION
Some Riftia tubes had a feathery look to them. Crab trap empty, thus it was left behind. Recovered and deployed another crab trap.