HMS Challenger
Home  /  HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Volcanic mud

OUMNH-Hist.Rocks 3969

Holding institution:

Donor:

H.N. Moseley

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

10 July 1874 - 10 July 1874

Form:

Dry

Station:

169

Station/Area Information

Station:

169

Date collected:

10/07/1874

Area:

Off Kermedec Islands, East Cape, New Zealand

Water body:

Southwest Pacific Ocean

FAO:

81

Depth (Fathoms):

700 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-37.57

Decimal Longitude:

179.37

Surface Temperature:

58.2°F

Bottom Temperature:

40°F

Gear:

Trawl

Sediment sample:

Blue mud

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02777

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

55.2°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

50°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

46.7°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

44.8°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

43°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

41.5°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

40°F

Notes:

Sample in circular wooden pill box. Writing in ink on lid reads "Volcanic mud July 10.74 Lat 37.56 S Long. 179.15 E 700 fms Off Kermadecs". To see Oxford University Museum of Natural History's database go to http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/collect/lifecoll2.htm
  • image oumnh-hist-rocks-3969