USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-036-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Attempt recovery of mooring #314-2 by dragging in Rodgers Pass in the Gulf of Maine.


Start Date: 1987-09-03

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1987-09-05

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Geomechanique streamer

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Attempted recovery of mooring #314-2 by dragging was not successful.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: The acoustic release on the mooring has failed and must be recovered by dragging. Two previous dragging attempts using conventional techniques have failed. This attempt will use the trawler's doors and a special mooring grabber. Information derived from pre-cruise report and correspondence; no post-cruise report found.


Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 46 South: 41.5 West: -71.5 East: -65


Mary Louise



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Geomechanique streamer --- Temperature