USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1973-004-FA


Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Charles J. O'Hara, Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Uniboom survey of Cape Cod Bay.


Start Date: 1973-06-20

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1973-07-06

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Excellent data were collected along seismic lines spaced one mile apart. Penetration to basement was accomplished in most places. Uniboom lines: 1-25.

Staff: Donald W. McNair, Charles J. O'Hara

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Massachusetts Co-op, Massachusetts Co-op

Location Map:


photo of Asterias


Oldale, R.N., and O'Hara, Charles J., 1990, Maps showing the geology of the inner continental shelf, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL:, download PDF.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1973-004-FA-LN-001-01 ( Zip archive of Cruise track chart with line numbers, days, and 15-minute positions. )
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1973-004-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( UNI) for lines )
1973-004-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of LINES 1-32)