USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-006-FA

Other ID: 85-4

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: East Phinney Rock, Cleveland Ledge, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): John Moody

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings #290, 291 and 292, and deploy moorings #293, 294 and 295 in Buzzards Bay.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1985-03-28

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1985-04-09

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#290 deployed FA 85001 ASTERIAS Jan. 14, 1985; #291 and 292 both deployed FA 85002 ASTERIAS Jan. 28, 1985). Moorings deployed: 3 (#293 dragged for but no recovery information; #294 and 295 both recovered FA 85020 ASTERIAS Jun. 19-28, 1985).

Staff: John Larson, John Moody, Joseph S. Newell, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Val Wilson - WHOI; Le Kentang - IO
China (Leg 2); Bian Jiaxi - IO
China (Leg 2)

Notes: There were three legs of this cruise: March 28 (Leg 1), March 29 (Leg 2), and April 9 (Leg 3).

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Asterias
Asterias

Publications

Butman, B., Signell, Richard, Shoukimas, Polly, and Beardsley, Robert C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr885.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1985-006-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 295; 19850409-19850619)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-006-FA-OM-001 ( Buzzards Bay mooring data)