Other ID: 79-2
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Puerto Rican shelf including Luquillo, Escollo de Arenas, Cobo Rojo, Mayaguez, and Aguadilla-Isabela, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): James V. A. Trumbull
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Luquillo area - determine suitability of method and map potential sand deposit. Escollo de Arenas - collect sand samples, determine suitability of method and map potential sand deposit. Cabo Rojo area - collect sand and surficial samples in potential sand deposit area, to evaluate both method and sand deposit. Mayaguez area - complete bathymetry of Mayaguez-Boqueron area w/echo sounding. Aguadilla-Isabela area - collect surface samples and two profiles to supplement previous coverage and determine shallow structure of area being geologically mapped.
Start Date: 1979-02-05
End Date: 1979-02-14
Equipment Used: Boomer, Grab sampler - Shipek, Raytheon radar, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Luquillo area - 448 km of 12 kHz echo sounding on upper slope to map canyons; 42 km of Uniboom lines.
Staff: Alan Goodman, Kurt Grove, James V. A. Trumbull
Notes: Project = Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op, Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op
Shideler, G.L., 1980, Maps showing composition of surficial sediments on the insular shelf of southwestern Puerto Rico: , download PDF.