ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:4680Date:03/17/14
Chief Scientist:GirguisOperations Area:Gulf of Mexico - MC036
Pilot:B. StrickrottObserver 1:Chris German
Observer 2:George Luther
Launch Time:13:59Time Submerged:8:08
Time on Surface:22:07Bottom Time:6:46
Depth:1098 metersPurpose:Science Verification
Still Images: Moving Images:1 LTO-5 Data Cartridge
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Carbonates, Clams, Cold seep, Non-vent fish, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Soft sediment, Sponges, Vent fish, Corals, Skate, Amphipods, HolothuriansSampled:Carbonates, Clams, Soft sediment
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Remarks:Science Supplied Equipment Samples: 6 shooter, Ghost-buster(super-cali), Gas-tight; Dive Highlights: 1) Viewed multiple deep water coral sites 2) Abundant evidence of fluid flow from clams and mats 3) 2x Blow-out depressions and 1x hydrate mound 4) 2x use of super-cali-ghostbuster and deployed UMINN 6-shooter in hole at HMD MND summit -> Eh signals :)