USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-023-FA

Other ID: BTF M-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Michael Rawson, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Biology, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect infauna and benthic sediment samples to be used as baseline analyses for the Georges Bank Lease Sale No. 42 Biological Task Force (BTF) Environmental Monitoring Program.


Start Date: 1981-07-06

Start Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

End Date: 1981-07-23

End Port/Location: Norfolk, VA

Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen , Digital camera, Epibenthic sled, XBT, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Van Veen grab samples: 470; Dissolved oxygen analyses: 18; Bottom camera stations: 35; Sled tows: 5; XBT casts: 14.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Lawrence Poppe, Carol M. Parmenter, Cynthia Bryden

Affiliate Staff:
Lynne Wommack; Michael Rawson - Chief Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory; Daniel Chayes - LDGO
David Kei - LDGO
Corydon Hine - LDGO; Rose Petrecca
WHOI; Eigi Imamura - Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
NY; William Lang - BLM
NY; Allen Michaels - Taxon

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Cynthia Bryden, Carol Parmenter, Lawrence Poppe, Lynne Wommack.


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 41.56694 South: 40.36722 West: -70.2017 East: -66.80028


photo of Eastward


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:

Poppe, L.J., Williams, S.J., and Paskevich, V.F., eds., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey east-coast sediment analysis; procedures, database, and GIS data: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1981-023-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Digital camera --- Photo
1981-023-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of BOTTOM PHOTOS)
Epibenthic sled --- Biology
XBT --- Temperature
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1981-023-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV-LORAN C, )