Accession Number : AD0739725

Title :   Arctic Scuba Diving, 1958. Part I. Observations on the Alaskan Arctic Shelf and Under Ice in the Polar Sea. Part II. Notes on the Arctic Diving Operation.

Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY ELECTRONICS LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Shumway,George ; Beagles,J. A.

Report Date : 17 AUG 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A total of thirty dives were made in the Arctic Ocean and Chukchi Sea: twenty-eight to bottom on the shelf between Point Barrow and the Bering Straits, and two in and around ice floes in the Arctic Ocean. The sea floor was examined and photographed, bottom-sediment and biological samples were collected, visibility was noted, and water currents on the bottom were measured. Wearing foam Neoprene wet suits 1/4 inch thick, SCUBA divers performed nearly as easily as divers in warmer waters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, ARCTIC OCEAN), (*DIVING, ARCTIC OCEAN), SCUBA DIVERS, MARINE BIOLOGY, SEDIMENTATION, SEA ICE, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, VISIBILITY, OCEAN CURRENTS, CHUKCHI SEA

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE