USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-022-FA

Other ID: 96-1

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, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect series of cores from 4 sites (sampled 3 times since 1977, most recently in 1993) to measure sedimentation and mixing rates in metals concentrations; compare changes in metals inventory from cores 1977-present. Collect 3 cores with 1 m barrels at each station; possible 2 m core from Station 8.


Start Date: 1996-08-07

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1996-08-08

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

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

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Prepared from pre-activity report.


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

North: 42.3626 South: 42.24072 West: -71.0156 East: -70.84534


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: 89 URL:


Data Acquired

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