Other ID: HUNT Cruise 3; Leg III
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, Physalis Seamount, Mytilus Seamount, Bear Seamount, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William Dillon, John C. Hathaway
Data Type(s): Electro-Magnetic: Magnetics, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sonobouy, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: The purpose of the cruise was to make detailed surveys of possible sites for shallow drilling on the outer continental shelf. The areas covered were the northern and southern edges of Georges Bank; Physalis, Mytilus and Bear Seamounts; and lines in transit to and from these areas.
Start Date: 1972-08-20
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1972-08-29
Equipment Used: Air gun, Marine magnetometer, Seismic refraction, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone, EG&G Model 260 sidescan sonar
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Continuous seismic profiling at areas F, G, H, I, J, and K.
Staff: John C. Behrendt, William Dillon, John C. Hathaway, Frank W. Jennings, Charles J. O'Hara, Robert N. Oldale
Oldale, R.N., Hathaway, J.C., Dillon, W.P., Hendricks, J.D., and Robb, J.M., 1974, Geophysical observations on northern part of Georges Bank and adjacent basins of Gulf of Maine: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, AAPG Bulletin, v. 58 no. 12.
Schlee, J., Mattick, R. E., Taylor, D. J., Girard, O. W., Grow, J., Rhodehamel, E. C., Perry, W. J., Jr., Bayer, K. C., Furbush, M., Clifford, C. P., and Lees, J. A., 1975, Sediments, structural framework, petroleum potential, environmental conditions, and operational considerations of the United States North Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 75-353, 179 p., download PDF.