USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-012-FA

Other ID: 86-2; JSL 1818

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Rodgers Pass, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover USGS mooring 301, deployed in Rodgers Pass in the Gulf of Maine.


Start Date: 1986-07-20

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1986-07-22

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Mooring recovery;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring recovered: 1 (#301 deployed FA 85024 GYRE July 24-26, 1985). Page Valentine agreed to use submersible JOHNSON SEA-LINK on the first day of his Georges Bank cruise (detailed in cruise report 86011). SEA-LINK successfully released mooring 301.

Staff: Bradford Butman, John Moody

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Submersible used to recover mooring part was part of Page Valentine's cruise, FA 86011.

Location Map:


photo of Johnson Sea-link
Johnson Sea-link
photo of Mary Louise
Mary Louise


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1986-012-FA-OM-001 ( Gulf of Maine mooring data)