Other ID: 83-1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Isabela, Guayanilla, Guanica, Puerto Rico, United States, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Juan Luis Trias
Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1) Seismic survey of an apparent sand deposit offshore Isabela, Puerto Rico; 2) seismic survey of submarine canyons offshore Guayanilla, Puerto Rico; and 3) surface sediment sampling between Guanica and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico.
Start Date: 1983-04-07
Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
End Date: 1983-04-17
End Port/Location: Guayanilla, Puerto Rico
Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Echosounder, Boomer, 3.5 kHz, Motorola Mini-Ranger III
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The apparent "sand deposit" seems to be a very thin layer of sand over certain areas and small scattered sand pockets. 135 sediment samples were collected in the Guayanilla-Guanica-Ponce area. Seismic lines: 40 km.
Staff: David Nichols, Juan Luis Trias
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Juan Luis Trias (Ch. Sci.); Dave Nichols - electronics technician.