USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1991-046-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Historic fishing vessel dragged and recovered subsurface mooring #369 in Massachusetts Bay.


Start Date: 1991-04-27

Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Date: 1991-04-27

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Equipment Used: Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring dragged and recovered by fisherman aboard historic fishing vessel. No USGS personnel. Mooring recovered by fisherman: 1 (#369, deployed FA 91003 OCEANUS Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 1991).


Affiliate Staff:



Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.4 South: 42.35 West: -70.4 East: -70.35


Vincie N


Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: 89 URL:

Hotchkiss, F.S., and Signell, Richard P., 1991, Average near-bottom currents in Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay measured with Woodhead drifters; progress report for drifters released Sept. 1990 through May 1991: 14 URL:, download PDF.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1991-046-FA-OM-001 ( Mass Bay Circulation mooring data)