Factors Correlated with Incidence of Fishbite on Deep-Sea Mooring Lines.
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS
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Data from 399 moored stations established over the years 1967 through 1978 have been analyzed with reference to fishbite. Fishbite appears to have been a significant harzard as it was found in 22 of the lines placed within 40 degrees of the equator and where parts of the lines were at 2000 meters depth or less. Latitude, depth of water, and distance of mooring components beneath the surface were found to be correlated with incidence of fishbite duration of a mooring was not. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography