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Census of Marine Life, Census of Coral Reefs Expedition to French Frigate Shoals (October 2006)

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Day 5 - October 12, 2006

Conducted morning dive and small boat safety meeting at 0730. At 0745, launched three small boats (PIFSC 19’ SAFEboat, CRED 19’ SAFEboat, and ship’s 15’ SAFEboat) to commence diver based biodiversity surveys at Fore Reef 1 site at a depth of 25 m (FR 1_25) consisting of hand collection, algae collection, microbial collections (sediment and water), suction, sand collection, rubble brushing, and rubble extraction. At 0900, commenced hauling baited traps from DS 1 site. Conducted diver based biodiversity surveys at Fore Reef 1 site (shifted east due to large swell northwest swell) at a depth of 10 m (FR 1_10) consisting of hand collection, algae collection, microbial collections (sediment and water), suction, sand collection, sand sifting, rubble brushing, and rubble extraction. Retrieved 5 individual shallow water baited traps and light trap collector at Lagoon Sand site 1 (LS 1) and re-deployed 5 baited traps at Lagoon Sand site 2 (LS 2). Deployed 3 strings of 8 baited traps in depths ranging from 250 m to 100 m at Deep Slope site 3 (DS 3) along the southeast slope of FFS.

 

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