Other ID: 702-84 (83-1)
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: West Florida Escarpment and slope, Mississippi Canyon Reef, Hoffa Reef, Mid-Canyon Pinnacle, Desoto Canyon Reef, Mobile Pinnacle, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe, Lawrence Poppe
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sparker
Scientific Purpose/Goals: 1. Survey and sample shelf edge calcareous prominences along the northeastern Gulf of Mexico to study the structure, geology, and paleoenvironments of these reefs; 2. study the sedimentation on the rise seaward of the West Florida Escarpment; and 3. study the distribution of phosphate and manganese crusts on the West Florida Slope and Escarpment.
Start Date: 1983-10-16
Start Port/Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
End Date: 1983-11-05
End Port/Location: Tampa, FL
Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Dredge, Benthos model 372 camera and strobe, Corer - slow, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Navidyne ESC-7000, Sparker system, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Morphology; Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Grab samples: 33; Dredge samples: 3; Photo stations: 11; Piston cores: 5; Pavement (hardrock) cores: 6; 3.5 kHz profiles: 450 km; 30 kJ sparker profiles: 450 km.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Candy Bostwick, Ronald C. Circe, Robert F. Commeau, Alfred Dahl, John C., Jr. Hampson, C. Wesley Lombard, Lawrence Poppe
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, Ronald Circe, Robert Commeau, Albert Bud Dahl, John Hampson, Candy Lane, Wesley Lombard, Heidi Meir, Lawrence Poppe.