ARMORING OF SYNTHETIC-FIBER DEEP-SEA MOORING LINES AGAINST FISHBITE

Deep-sea mooring lines are susceptible to the biting attack of certain fishes. Many moorings have been damaged or parted by such attacks. Synthetic-fiber lines are most vulnerable, but extruded plastic jackets commonly used on wire ropes are also damaged. Of the several biting species identified, sharks pose the most serious threat. Laboratory apparatus which simulates the biting action of sharks has been designed and constructed, for the screening of candidate plastic materials. Baited samples were exposed to live sharks in both natural and captive environments. Full-scale armored moorings have been deployed in deep water. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    Woods Hole, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Stimson, P B
    • Prindle, B
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00043224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WHOI-72-75 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-66-C-0241
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 1973 12:00AM