Other ID: E-2E-78
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Florida-Hatteras continental slope, inner Blake Plateau, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Mark Ayers
Affiliate Investigator(s): Fred Keer - USGS
Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Biological Field Study: Experiments, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain at least 30 piston cores from 21 pre-selected target areas and determine character of bottom sediment in the study area. Subsamples were collected for hydrocarbon content, bacteria taxonomy, geotechnical properties, pore water geochemistry, and age determination.
Start Date: 1978-04-02
Start Port/Location: Brunswick, GA
End Date: 1978-04-13
End Port/Location: Beaufort, NC
Equipment Used: Dredge, Corer - slow, Corer - gravity, Air gun, Loran-C, Magnavox satellite positioning system
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Piston cores: 51, archived at Duke; Box dredges: 26; Rock dredges: 12; Airgun.
Staff: Mark Ayers
Notes: Subsamples taken by David Schultz, USGS-Reston, for light hydrocarbon and organic anaylsis. Subsamples taken for Frank Senftle, Fred Sisler and Jody Zelibor, USGS-Reston, for bacterial and early diagenetic microbial degradation. Subsamples taken for Frank Manheim, USGS-Woods Hole, for geochemistry of interstitial pore water.