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Manganese Nodules deposit and shark teeth

BRSMG-Cc6097

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

21 July 1875 - 21 July 1875

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station:

256

Station/Area Information

Station:

256

Date collected:

21/07/1875

Area:

North of Hawaiian Islands

Water body:

Eastern Central Pacific Ocean

FAO:

77

Depth (Fathoms):

2950 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

30.33

Decimal Longitude:

-154.93

Surface Temperature:

74°F

Bottom Temperature:

35.2°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Red clay

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02771

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02434

Temperature at 25 fathoms:

70°F

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

65°F

Temperature at 75 fathoms:

60°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

55.6°F

Temperature at 125 fathoms:

53.2°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

51.2°F

Temperature at 175 fathoms:

49.5°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

48°F

Temperature at 225 fathoms:

46.5°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

45.2°F

Temperature at 275 fathoms:

43.8°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

42.8°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

39.7°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

38.2°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

37.3°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

36.7°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

36.3°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

36.1°F

Temperature at 1000 fathoms:

35.9°F

Temperature at 1100 fathoms:

35.8°F

Temperature at 1200 fathoms:

35.7°F

Temperature at 1300 fathoms:

35.5°F

Temperature at 1400 fathoms:

35.4°F

Temperature at 1500 fathoms:

35.3°F

Notes:

Label reads: Manganese nodules with nucleus of sharks teeth North Pacific 2950 fathoms
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