USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-023-FA

Other ID: JOHN 142; JSL dives 1214-1232

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank, Lydonia Canyon, Oceanographer Canyon, Veatch Canyon, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

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

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Revisit permanent monitoring stations in Georges Bank, Lydonia Canyon, and Oceanographer Canyon. Set up a station in Veatch Canyon. Conduct photographic surveys of megafauna for quantitative/qualitative analysis. Collect faunal and substrate samples for pollutant analysis, definition of infaunal populations, and sediment size analysis.


Start Date: 1982-07-10

Start Port/Location:

End Date: 1982-07-21

End Port/Location:

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, Push corer (wh), Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, 3.5 kHz

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bottom samples: 71; Bottom photos/video.

Staff: Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
NMFS: R.A. Cooper
J.R. Uzmann
Kenneth Pecci
Andrew Shepard
Roger Clifford; University of New Hampshire: Alan Hulbert

Notes: Project = Georges Bank and submarine canyon baseline and monitoring studies in oil and gas exploration areas, Georges Bank and submarine canyon baseline and monitoring studies in oil and gas exploration areas

Location Map:


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


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1982-023-FA-SE-002 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1982-023-FA-SE-001 ( analog tape of seismic data)