Other ID: 9503
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Visual Identification: Species ID
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Acquire sediment samples, video, and photographic images of the sea bed that will be used to interpret sidescan sonar imagery and compile maps of Stellwagen Bank.
Start Date: 1995-09-15
Start Port/Location: Boston, MA
End Date: 1995-09-20
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, SeaBOSS, GPS (wh), Camera- deep sea, DGPS
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples: 131; Video transect; Bottom photos: 158 images on 2 photo CDs.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Joseph S. Newell, Edwin Roworth, Barbara A. Seekins, Nancy K. Soderberg, Brenton B. Taylor, Page Valentine
Notes: Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
Valentine, P.C., Gallea, Leslie B., Blackwood, Dann S., and Twomey, Erin R., 2010, Seabed photographs, sediment texture analyses, and sun-illuminated sea floor topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 469, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/469/.