USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1981-025-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank and canyons, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): R.A. Cooper - National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Revisit permanent monitoring stations established July - August 1980 on Georges Bank in Lydonia Canyon. Establish 2 new stations in Oceanographer Canyon. Conduct photographic surveys for qualitative and quantitative analysis of megafauna. Collect faunal and substrate samples for pollutant analysis. Collect substrate samples to define infaunal populations and for sediment size analysis.


Start Date: 1981-07-10

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1981-07-21

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, Push corer (wh), Northstar 6000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: JSL Dives 1048-1062 and 1065-1068. Bottom samples: 84; film/video.

Staff: Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
NMFS: R.A. Cooper - Chief Scientist
J.R. Uzman
Kenneth Pierce
Andrew Shepard
Roger Clifford; University of New Hampshire: Alan Hulbert

Project = Georges Bank and submarine canyon baseline and monitoring studies on oil and gas exploration areas, Georges Bank and submarine canyon baseline and monitoring studies on oil and gas exploration areas

Location Map:


photo of Johnson
photo of Johnson Sea-link
Johnson Sea-link


(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
1981-025-FA-SC-001 ( SUBMERSIBLE SAMPLE samples)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation