ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:2542Date:06/03/92
Cruise:AII-125Leg:43
Chief Scientist:CAVANAUGHOperations Area:WEST FLORIDA ESCARPMENT
Latitude:26-01.8NLongitude: 84-54.6W
Pilot:T. ConnorsObserver 1:Colleen Cavanaugh
Observer 2:Dan Distel
Launch Time:0757Time Submerged:9:05
Time on Surface:1702Bottom Time:
Depth:3313 metersPurpose:BIOLOGY
Sponsor:ONRData:1 CD-ROM Incl. Dives 2196-2197, 2331-2799, data transferred from 3.5" diskette(s)
Still Images:1 Reel(s) 35mm color film Moving Images:3 Hi8 video tape(s)
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Carbonates, Clams, Cold seep, Midwater organisms, Mussels, Non-vent fish, Other worms, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Snails/Limpets, Soft sediment, Tube worms, Urchins, Vent fish, Holothurians, Corals, Other(NO)Sampled:Carbonates, Cold seep, Soft sediment
FrameGrabber Link:
Remarks:"Hydrothermal vent-like" community at base of escarpment. Black sediments "seeping" among tan sediments. Presumed bacterial mats on black sediments. Amazing escarpment "well".