Other ID: 85-3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: La Romana to Isla Saona, southeastern Dominican Republic, Caribbean Sea, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): N. Terence Edgar, Rafael W. Rodriguez
Information Specialist(s): PARTNER
Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sparker, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Evaluate a sand deposit off Isla Saona as a potential economic resource of the Dominican Republic.
Start Date: 1985-09-20
Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
End Date: 1985-10-02
End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Equipment Used: SCUBA, Alpine Vibracorer, Sparker system, Raytheon radar
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This was the third cruise to the Dominican Republic as part of a five-year agreement between the USGS and DGM. This year's cruise, at the request of DGM, examined a sand body extending about 2 km northwest of Isla Saona. The sand body could eventually be exploited to be used as aggregate in the construction industry. The overall sedimentary environments and the geologic characteristic of the shoal were evaluated. Surface sediment samples: 15; Beach samples: 10; Vibracore samples: 6.
Staff: N. Terence Edgar, Rafael W. Rodriguez, Juan Luis Trias
Notes: Data Curator: USGS-PR and DGM, Santo Domingo.