Other ID: BLM M-3; BTF M-3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs
Affiliate Investigator(s): George Hampson - WHOI
Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Cruise was the third in a series of seasonal benthic sampling cruises performed as part of the Georges Bank Lease Sale No. 42 Environmental Monitoring Program. Major emphasis was to determine the extent of deposition and accumulation of potentially toxic materials as a result of oil drilling activities and any subsequent effects on the benthic biota.
Start Date: 1982-02-10
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1982-02-28
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Dredge, Trawl, Benthos model 372 camera and strobe, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples were collected for analysis of benthic infauna and epifauna, trace metal and hydrocarbon analysis, and CHN and sediment grain-size analyses (73); camera stations were occupied to record microtopography and visible macrofauna.
Staff: Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, Robert F. Commeau, Carol M. Parmenter
Notes: Cruise in two legs, February 10-21 on ENDEAVOR and February 27-28 on ASTERIAS. Original Center People field contained: LEG 1 (February 10-21, 1982, ENDEAVOR): Robert Commeau, Carol Parmenter, Larry Poppe, Rick Rendigs, David Queely (Volunteer). LEG 2 (February 27-28, 1982, ASTERIAS): no center personnel indicated on second leg.
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: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1001, DVD-ROM, supercedes OFR 00-358, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/.