ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:4969Date:08/30/18
Chief Scientist:CordesOperations Area:Pamlico Canyon
Pilot:J. GrauObserver 1:Jason Chaytor
Observer 2:Zach Proux
Launch Time:12:00Time Submerged:8:45
Time on Surface:20:45Bottom Time:7:28
Depth:1607 metersPurpose:Biology
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Observed:Anemones, Bedforms, Midwater organisms, Non-vent fish, Sea stars, Soft sediment, Sponges, Urchins, CoralSampled:Soft sediment, Sponges, Corals, Mudstone, Chalky Rock
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Remarks:Dive Highlights: Landed in soft sediment ajacent to boulders and almost immediately encountered steep rock walls wiht a mix of coral spears. Wall rocks heavily sculptted and bioeroded. Transversed 500m of steep walls with slab features at top, before ending in sediment plan.