USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-014-FA

Other ID: CHAP95-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Oculina Bank, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Affiliate Investigator(s): Churchill Grimes - NMFS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map surficial geology of deep-water Oculina reef area and observe grouper spawning aggregations using acoustics and video.


Start Date: 1995-02-27

Start Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL

End Date: 1995-03-08

End Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL

Equipment Used: SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, GPS (wh), ARGO, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:
Chris Koenig - NMFS
Mark Grace - NMFS
Chris Gledhill - NMFS
Cliff Harper - SSC

Notes: Project = Oculina Bank, Oculina Bank

Location Map:


photo of Chapman


Scanlon, K.M., Briere, Peter R., and Koenig, Christopher C., 1999, Oculina Bank; sidescan sonar and sediment data from a deep-water coral reef habitat off east-central Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-10, CD-ROM, URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
1995-014-FA-SO-002 ( microfilm of )
1995-014-FA-SO-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of sidescan sonar data for lines )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1995-014-FA-LN-001-01 ( Raw GPS navigation data.)
ARGO --- Photo
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-014-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )