ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:4713Date:05/11/14
Chief Scientist:CordesOperations Area:Gulf of Mexico - GC234
Pilot:M. SkowronskiObserver 1:Amanda Demopoulos
Observer 2:Rachel Simister
Launch Time:16:00Time Submerged:6:05
Time on Surface:22:05Bottom Time:5:20
Depth:538 metersPurpose:Biology
Still Images: Moving Images:1 LTO-5 Data Cartridge
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Carbonates, Clams, Cold seep, Sea stars, Soft sediment, Tube worms, Urchins, Vent fish, CoralsSampled:Bacterial mats, Tube worms, Corals
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Remarks:Site Description: GC234 - Tubeworm football field with Lophelia and Callogorgia deep-sea corals and associates; Dive Highlights: We encounter large colonies of Callogorgia with associates, various fish, and huge fields of tubeworms. It was a spectacular dive and we accomplished all of our objectives.