ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:3483Date:10/15/99
Chief Scientist:SMITHOperations Area:CATALINA BASIN
Pilot:R. WilliamsObserver 1:Craig Smith
Observer 2:Mike Degruy
Launch Time:08:18Time Submerged:8:55
Time on Surface:17:13Bottom Time:6:58
Depth:1675 metersPurpose:BIOLOGY
Sponsor:NOAA/NURPData:1 CD-ROM Incl. Dives 3481-3487
1 CD-ROM Incl. Dives 2950-3744, data transferred from 3.5" diskettes
Still Images:1 Reel(s) 35mm color film Incl. Dives 3483-3487Moving Images:4 Hi8 video tape(s)
Observed:Anemones, Midwater organisms, Non-vent fish, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Soft sediment, Sponges, Xenophyophores, Dead whaleSampled:Soft sediment, ALVIN navigation, Temperature records
FrameGrabber Link:
Remarks:BBC filming. Visiting a 35 ton grey whale 18 months after it reached the sea floor (?). It was covered with a feral assemblage of gastropods, polychates, and other unidentified fauna.