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Ship: Moana Wave
Cruise: MW8702
Sample: MW8702 STA15 RD14
Device: dredge, rock
Latitude: -11.40317
Longitude: 163.49283
Water Depth(m): 3800
Date: 19870212
Storage: room temperature, dry

Suwarrow Trough
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Comments: Suwarrow Trough; ~5 liters of carbonate-rich, red brown abyssal clay was recovered in a plastic tube mounted inside the cylindrical mega-dredge. When seived (62 micron mesh) and examined under binocular microscope, obvious that foraminiferal assemblage is Recent, very fresh, and contains delicate, solution-susceptible spp.