Other ID: 85-9
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Cleveland Ledge, Phinney Rock, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): John Moody
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripods #298, 299 and 300. Recover tripods #293, 294 and 295. Confirm location of tripod #298.
Start Date: 1985-06-19
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1985-06-28
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 deployed: 3 (#298, 299 and 300, no recovery logs). Moorings recovered: 3 (#293, 294 and 295, all deployed FA 85006 ASTERIAS Mar. 28 - Apr. 9, 1985). LEG 1 - 06/19/1985 No response from tripod #294 release, no surface float, despite repeated attempts. Tripod #298 deployed. Subsurface mooring #293 released, did not surface and was recovered by dragging. Mooring #298 confirmed at bottom. Tripod #295 recovered. LEG 2 - 06/26/1985 Tripod #299 released. Start search for tripod #294. Place buoy on anchor at possible #294 site for possible underwater search later. LEG 3 - 06/28/1985 Divers search for tripod #294. Located and recovered.
Staff: Bradford Butman, John Larson, John Moody, Joseph S. Newell, William J. Strahle
Notes: Cruise had 3 legs: Leg 1, June 19; Leg 2, June 26; and Leg 3, June 28, 1985. Original Center People field contained: John Moody, William Strahle, John Larson, Brad Butman (Legs 1 and 3), Joseph Newell (Legs 1 and 2).
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.