Other ID: JA-90-3
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Rio Grande de Anasco, Manchas Interiores, Manchas Exteriores, Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab
Affiliate Investigator(s): Richard Webb - USGS-WRD
Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: High-resolution mapping of coral reef complex and surrounding area to develop basemap for future environmental studies anticipated by possible discharge from regional water treatment plant and heavy sediment discharge from Anasco River.
Start Date: 1990-12-07
Start Port/Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
End Date: 1990-12-15
End Port/Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Grab sampler - Shipek, GeoPulse system, 3.5 kHz, Motorola Mini-Ranger III
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar; mosaic 3.5 kHz: 89 km; Uniboom: 89 km; Shipek samples: 33.
Staff: William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Thomas O'Brien, Rafael W. Rodriguez, William Schwab
Schwab, W.C., Webb, R.M.T., Danforth, W.W., O'Brien, T.F., and Irwin, B.J., 1991, High-resolution sidescan-sonar imagery of the Manchas Interiores-Manchas Exteriores coral reef complex, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-436, 15 p. URL: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr91436, download PDF.