Other ID: Leg III
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Boothbay Harbor, Stonington, Maine, Cashes Ledge, Jordan Basin, northern Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: (1) Determine abundance of lobsters and lobster shelters in selected areas of the northwest region of the Gulf of Maine along two transects originating in commercially productive areas inshore (Boothbay Harbor and Stonington, Maine) and ranging offshore to Cashes Ledge and Jordan Basin, respectively. (2) Describe and record the geological and sedimentary features of the sea floor at all dive locations throughout the programmed transect; collect sediment samples for grain size analysis and qualitative infaunal samples.
Start Date: 1984-07-14
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1984-07-26
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 JSL2-875 through JSL2-900; 23 stations; 46 sediment samples; film and video employed on all dives.
Staff: Page Valentine
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.