ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:3244Date:07/13/98
Chief Scientist:COWENOperations Area:JUAN DE FUCA RIDGE
Pilot:S. FaluoticoObserver 1:James Cowen
Observer 2:Dave Butterfield
Launch Time:10:44Time Submerged:6:16
Time on Surface:17:00Bottom Time:4:36
Depth:1547 metersPurpose:LEXEN VENT STUDIES
Sponsor:NSF/NOAAData:2 8mm tapes incl. 3240-54
Still Images:2 Reel(s) 35mm color film Moving Images:6 Hi8 video tape(s)
incl. 3-3chip
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Basalt lava, Clams, Crabs, Hi temp vents, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Non-vent fish, Other worms, Sea cucumbers, Tube worms, Vent fishSampled:CTD records, Hi temp vents, Lo temp vents, Other worms, Tube worms
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Remarks:DIVE DELAYED TO DEPLOY AND SURVEY NAV NET. Deployed a cementable base for Bio Column/ visited "Crack vent" & Inferno vent (both at Ashes) - similar to previous years - stable system.