Other ID: BTF M-9; BLM M-9
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): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Chemistry
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Biological Task Force (BTF) monitoring cruise. The program is designed to gather and analyze data in order to establish baseline levels of activity and to monitor the deposition and accumulation of potentially toxic drilling material and any subsequent effect of such activity on the benthic biota.
Start Date: 1983-07-13
End Date: 1983-07-20
Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Grab sampler, Water sampler
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples: 32.
Staff: Richard Rendigs, Carol M. Parmenter, James E. Dodd
Notes: The Biological Task Force comprises representatives from USGS, BLM, NOAA, EPA, and USFWS. Info from BAMG Quarterly Report, final project report and other sources; no post-cruise report found. Revised 6/22/2009 by A. Orton for R. Rendigs.
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: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1001/.