Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-020-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Video

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect 3 replicate slow cores with TV video at 4 stations in Boston Harbor that we have sampled before (1977, 1978, and 1987).


Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Start Date: 1993-08-30

End Date: 1993-08-30

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - piston, Video camera - deep sea

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
K. Caylor

Notes: Original Center People field contained: K. Caylor, C. Carol Parmenter, R. Rick Rendigs, (alternates?).


Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.39304 South: 42.28169 West: -70.9937 East: -70.82486


photo of Asterias


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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Corer - piston --- Geology
Video camera - deep sea --- Video

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program