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Tusk shell

NHMUK-1887.2.9.33

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Scientific name:

Dentalium acutissimum

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

2 July 1875 - 2 July 1875

Form:

Dry

Type status:

Paralectotype ;Syntype

Station:

246

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Scaphopoda

Order:

Dentaliida

Family:

Dentaliida

Genus:

Dentalium Linnaeus, 1758

Species:

Dentalium acutissimum Watson, 1879

Station/Area Information

Station:

246

Date collected:

02/07/1875

Area:

Near mid-Pacific Ocean between Japan and San Francisco

Water body:

Northwest Pacific Ocean

FAO:

61

Depth (Fathoms):

2050 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

36.17

Decimal Longitude:

178.00

Surface Temperature:

73°F

Bottom Temperature:

35.1°F

Gear:

Trawl

Sediment sample:

Globigerina ooze

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02778

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02382

Temperature at 10 fathoms:

67°F

Temperature at 20 fathoms:

63°F

Temperature at 30 fathoms:

60.4°F

Temperature at 40 fathoms:

59°F

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

58.4°F

Temperature at 75 fathoms:

57.8°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

57°F

Temperature at 125 fathoms:

56.2°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

55.3°F

Temperature at 175 fathoms:

54.2°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

53°F

Temperature at 225 fathoms:

52°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

50.4°F

Temperature at 275 fathoms:

48.9°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

46.9°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

41.8°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

39.7°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

38.3°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

37.4°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

37°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

36.7°F

Temperature at 1000 fathoms:

36.4°F

Temperature at 1100 fathoms:

36.1°F

Temperature at 1200 fathoms:

35.9°F

Temperature at 1300 fathoms:

35.6°F

Temperature at 1400 fathoms:

35.3°F

Temperature at 1500 fathoms:

35.1°F

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