Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: northern Jordan Basin, Gulf of Maine, United States, Canada, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Affiliate Investigator(s): J.R. Uzmann, NMFS
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine abundance of lobsters and lobster shelters in selected areas of the northwest region of the Gulf of Maine (Jordan Basin). Describe and record the geological and sedimentary features of the sea floor at all dive locations; collect sediment samples for grain size analysis and qualitative infaunal samples.
Start Date: 1985-06-22
Start Port/Location: Boothbay Harbor, ME
End Date: 1985-06-29
End Port/Location: Boothbay Harbor, ME
Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, Push corer (wh), Northstar 7000 LORAN-C
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 10 submersible dives (JSL2-1089 thru JSL2-1098) observed/documented the sea floor and lobsters, and collected required sediment samples. Sediment samples: 18.
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/.