USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-008-FA

Other ID: Leg III

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Boothbay Harbor, Stonington, Maine, Cashes Ledge, Jordan Basin, northern Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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.

Vehicle(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
T. Meyer (NOAA); R. Clifford (NMFS); R. Langton and J. Kronse (Maine
DMR)

Notes:
Project = Assessment of Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Ecology of Lobsters in the Offshore Gulf of Maine, Assessment of Distribution, Abundance and Habitat Ecology of Lobsters in the Offshore Gulf of Maine

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Johnson
Johnson
photo of Johnson Sea-link
Johnson Sea-link

Publications

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/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Geology
1984-008-FA-SC-001 ( SUBMERSIBLE SAMPLE samples)
Northstar 7000 LORAN-C --- Navigation