ALVIN Dive Information

Dive Number:4209Date:07/14/06
Chief Scientist:LevinOperations Area:Eel River
Pilot:M. SpearObserver 1:Wiebke Ziebis
Observer 2:Torsten Struck
Launch Time:15:27Time Submerged:6:23
Recovery Time:21:50Bottom Time:5:22
Depth:526 metersPurpose:Biology
Still Images: Moving Images:6 DVcam tape(s)
Observed:Anemones, Bacterial mats, Bedforms, Carbonates, Clams, Cold seep, Inactive vent deposits, Lo temp vents, Non-vent fish, Sea cucumbers, Sea stars, Soft sediment, Sponges, Urchins, Vent fish, squid, hagfish, sable fish, jellyfishSampled:Bacterial mats, Clams, Inactive vent deposits, Other worms, Snails/Limpets, Soft sediment
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Remarks:Bubbling methane vent surrounded by clam fields and microbial mats, dense cover of carbonates rocks - 520 m. depth