Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Affiliate Investigator(s): R.A. Cooper, NMFS
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: (1) Revisit the eight site specific monitoring stations at Lydonia, Oceanographer and Veatch submarine canyons and on the southern flank of Georges Bank for Northeast Monitoring Program studies relating to gas and oil drilling operations; (2) conduct transect surveys to define qualitatively and quantitatively the megafauna of the sea floor and their habitats; (3) collect faunal and substrate samples for contaminant (hydrocarbons, trace metals, and PCBs) analyses; (4) conduct geological studies relating surficial geological and sedimentary features to animal abundance and distribution and describing these features as indicators of bottom current regime; and (5) revisit the deep water monitoring station on the slope east of Oceanographer Canyon.
Start Date: 1984-07-02
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1984-07-12
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, Push corer (wh), Northstar 7000 LORAN-C
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Dives JSL2-862 through JSL2-874; 13 stations; 73 sediment samples; film and video employed at all dives.
Staff: Page Valentine
Georges Bank;Lydonia, Oceanographer, Heel Tapper, Gilbert, Hydrographer, and Veatch Canyons;Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.