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White coral deposits

BRSMG-Cc6100

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Scientific name:

Pleurocorallum johnsoni

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

18 February 1873 - 18 February 1873

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station:

3

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Cnidaria

Class:

Anthozoa

Genus:

Pleurocorallum

Species:

Pleurocorallum johnsoni

Station/Area Information

Station:

3

Date collected:

18/02/1873

Area:

Off Spanish Sahara

Water body:

Eastern Central Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

34

Depth (Fathoms):

1525 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

25.75

Decimal Longitude:

-20.23

Surface Temperature:

66°F

Bottom Temperature:

37°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Pteropod ooze

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02654

Notes:

Label reads: White coral. Pleurocorallum johnsoni, Atlantic 1525 fathoms. Coated with manganese Peroiid. Additional label: White coral (Pleurocorallum, Johnsonii) (coated with manganes). North Atlantic 1525 fms. Note: species name incorrect??
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