ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:2957Date:07/20/95
Chief Scientist:TIVEY/BECKEROperations Area:BLANCO SCARP
Pilot:R. WilliamsObserver 1:Tom Reese
Observer 2:Devamonie Naidoo
Launch Time:1022Time Submerged:6:29
Time on Surface:1651Bottom Time:3:04
Depth:3796 metersPurpose:GEOLOGY
Sponsor:NSFData:1 CD-ROM Incl. Dives 2950-3744, data transferred from 3.5" diskettes
Still Images:1 Reels 35mm color film Incl. Dives 2957-59Moving Images:2 Hi8 video tape(s)
Observed:Basalt lava, Midwater organisms, Non-vent fish, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Soft sediment, SpongesSampled:Basalt lava, Magnetometer records, Geocompass
FrameGrabber Link:
Remarks:Low basalt flow at 3800m in otherwise sedimented area; mass wasting features of double landslide(different/same age); impressive seap section of crust.