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Whale trabecular

GLAHM V5739

Holding institution:

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

16 October 1875 - 16 October 1875

Form:

Dry

Station:

286

Station/Area Information

Station:

286

Date collected:

16/10/1875

Area:

South of Pitcairn Islands, British Overseas Territory

Water body:

Southwest Pacific Ocean

FAO:

81

Depth (Fathoms):

2335 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-33.33

Decimal Longitude:

-133.37

Gear:

Trawl

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02777

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02571

Temperature at 25 fathoms:

62.6°F

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

59.4°F

Temperature at 75 fathoms:

59.4°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

59.4°F

Temperature at 125 fathoms:

57.3°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

54.3°F

Temperature at 175 fathoms:

51.3°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

49°F

Temperature at 225 fathoms:

47.5°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

46.2°F

Temperature at 275 fathoms:

45.3°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

44.5°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

42.4°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

41°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

40°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

39°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

38.2°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

37.7°F

Temperature at 1000 fathoms:

37.1°F

Temperature at 1100 fathoms:

36.5°F

Temperature at 1200 fathoms:

36.2°F

Temperature at 1300 fathoms:

36°F

Temperature at 1400 fathoms:

35.9°F

Temperature at 1500 fathoms:

35.8°F

Notes:

Pleistogene period. Whale remains from deep ocean floor - apparently the only soft whale bone recovered during the entire Challenger cruise.
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