September 30, 2020

Note about temperatures and other data presented with observations.

Measurements of depth and temperature from marine life observations were made using a Sherwood Wisdom 2 or a Sherwood Wisdom 3 dive computer. This computer measures the coolest temperature during the dive, and if a thermocline is present a manual temperature reading is taken above the thermocline. It should be noted that other members of the dive team consistently report temperature measurements several degrees higher than the Wisdoms. Preliminary data suggests variation in temperature of 4 degrees F, but it is not clear if other computers are measuring the coolest temperature or the average temperature. The Wisdom dive computers have not yet been calibrated. It is recommended that temperature data from these observations be used with caution. A future journal post will be provided with the results of calibration.

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