Accession Number:

AD0614920

Title:

SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF FISHBITE DAMAGE ON DEEP-SEA MOORING LINES,

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Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

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Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Mooring lines and electrical conductors for deep-sea installations in the vicinity of Bermuda may be attacked by some organism, presumably a fish, down to a depth as great as 1550 meters. Dental impressions on ropes sheathed with polyvinyl chloride and on polyethylene coated wire indicate that the causative organism probably has teeth in either the upper jaw or lower jaw but not both. The width of the jaw ranges from 30 mm to slightly over 100 mm and usually more than one tooth in each side of the jaw is involved. Tooth fragments recovered from a damaged polyethylene coated wire have a row of fine rounded serrations along the cutting edge Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE