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Coral sand deposits

BRSMG-Cc6146

Holding institution:

Donor:

F G Pearcey

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

31 August 1874 - 31 August 1874

Form:

Sample

Type status:

No

Station:

185B

Station/Area Information

Station:

185B

Date collected:

31/08/1874

Area:

Off Raine Island, East of Cape York, Australia

Water body:

Coral Sea

FAO:

71

Depth (Fathoms):

155 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-11.64

Decimal Longitude:

143.99

Surface Temperature:

77°F

Bottom Temperature:

0°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Coral sand

Notes:

Label reads: Foraminiferal Sand - (Coral sand). Off Gread Barrier Reefs. N. Australia. 155 fathoms. In pencil on box: St 185, Off Rain Island. Note: Spelt 'Raine' Island.
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