ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:2615Date:06/16/93
Cruise:AII-129Leg:07
Chief Scientist:VAN DOVER/JANNASCHOperations Area:MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE - Snake Pit
Latitude:23-21.1NLongitude: 44-57.1W
Pilot:R. GrieveObserver 1:Carolyn Eberhard
Observer 2:Rob Jinks
Launch Time:0859Time Submerged:7:26
Time on Surface:1625Bottom Time:
Depth:3541 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 Incl. Dives 2614-15Moving Images:2 Hi8 video tape(s)
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Basalt lava, Crabs, Hi temp vents, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Midwater organisms, Mussels, Non-vent fish, Sea stars, Shrimp, Snails/Limpets, Tube worms, Vent fish, Pillow lavaSampled:Bacterial mats, Crabs, Mussels, Shrimp, Vent fish
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Remarks:fish both on & off vents were relatively active; large snails on periphery; big fish with prominent dorsal fin.