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Palm fruit

OUMNH-Hist.Rocks 3986

Holding institution:

Donor:

H.N. Moseley

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Scientific name:

Arenacae

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

29 August 1874 - 29 August 1874

Form:

Dry

Station:

184

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Plantae

Division:

Tracheophyta

Class:

Liliopsida

Order:

Arecales

Family:

Arenacae

Station/Area Information

Station:

184

Date collected:

29/08/1874

Area:

75 miles east-southeast of Raine Island, Queensland, Australia

Water body:

Coral Sea

FAO:

71

Depth (Fathoms):

1400 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-12.13

Decimal Longitude:

145.17

Surface Temperature:

77.5°F

Bottom Temperature:

36°F

Gear:

Trawl

Sediment sample:

Globigerina ooze

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02816

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02373

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

76.6°F

Temperature at 75 fathoms:

74.3°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

70.8°F

Temperature at 125 fathoms:

66.8°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

62.5°F

Temperature at 175 fathoms:

58.2°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

54.2°F

Temperature at 225 fathoms:

51°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

48°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

44.3°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

41°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

39.7°F

Temperature at 1400 fathoms:

36°F

Notes:

Handwritten label on blue paper accompanying specimen reads "Pumice etc dredged Augt. 29. 1874 ["10" crossed out] 1400 fathoms". Another handwritten label accompanying specimen reads "Pieces of rolled pumice portion of a Palm fruit with albumen fresh. Brought up by the trawl ["in" crossed out] from 1400 fathoms August 29. 1974 Lat. 12. 8 S Long 145. 10 E. 75 miles ESE of Raine Island & off Torres Straits." (with next row above). To see Oxford University Museum of Natural History's database go to http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/collect/lifecoll2.htm
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