USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida east coast, United States, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ken Able, Rutgers Univ.

Information Specialist(s): David Twichell

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map tilefish burrows.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1984-05-19

Start Port/Location: Indian River, FL

End Date: 1984-05-21

End Port/Location: Indian River, FL

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar data were collected at the Cape Canaveral shelf edge to map differences in tilefish burrow density with increasing water depth.

Staff: David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
Ken Able
Rutgers Univ.; Bob Jones
Harbor Branch Foundation

Notes:

Location Map:

Platform(s):

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

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1984-034-FA-LN-001 ( Paper printouts of navigation with 5 minute fix intervals: includes time, lat., long., speed and course over ground.)
1984-034-FA-LN-002 ( Paper charts from bridge plotter of sidescan sonar survey lines; Loran-C coordinates.)
1984-034-FA-LN-001-01 ( Track map of sidescan survey area, plotted from ship navigation with MapGen software, in Lat./Long.)
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1984-034-FA-SO-001 ( Paper sidescan sonar profiles in folders; images not slant-range or ground-range corrected.)