USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-019-FA

Other ID: 93-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Ronald C. Circe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Patricia Morrison - USF&WS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Phase I: Aug. 23-27, 1993 - Sidescan-sonar survey of dredge sites and mussel bed locations from New Martinsville to Belmont and around Muskingum Island between Parkersville, WV and Marietta, OH to define river bottom habitat. Phase II: Sep. 2-7, 1993 - SCUBA videography and sampling around Muskingum Island to document freshwater mussel species, populations and bed locations.


Start Date: 1993-08-23

Start Port/Location: Parkersburg, WV

End Date: 1993-09-10

End Port/Location: Parkersburg, WV

Equipment Used: SCUBA, Klein 531 sidescan

Information to be Derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Video tapes: 3; Sidescan sonar.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Matthew Frank
Malcolm Scully; Ronald Circe - Ch. Sci.
Reston; USF&WS: Patricia Morrison
co-Ch. Sci.; Edward Bajakian
Cynthia Bloomer
Camille Collins
Janet Butler
Drew Ellis
Mitchell Ellis
Jerry Wilson; NBS: Russ Dyrland

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, Matthew Frank, Richard Rendigs, Malcolm Scully.


Grape Island, Muskingum Island, Ohio River National Wildlife Refuge, Ohio River, New Martinsville, Belmont, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Marietta, Ohio, United States, North America;

North: 39.65 South: 39.2 West: -81.6 East: -80.8




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SCUBA --- Biology
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1993-019-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
1993-019-FA-SO-002 ( microfilm of )