USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-025-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Auster, NOAA at UCONN, Avery Pt., Groton, CT

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Acquire sediment samples, video images, and still photos of the sea bed that will be used to interpret sidescan sonar imagery and compile maps of Stellwagen Bank NMS.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1996-05-16

Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Date: 1996-05-23

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Equipment Used: ROV, DGPS, Video camera - deep sea, Grab sampler, Camera- deep sea

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Page Valentine, David Piccirilli, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Auster and crew

Notes:
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project

Location:

Stellwagen Bank region, North America, North Atlantic;

Boundaries
North: 42.55 South: 42.08 West: -70.41 East: -70

Platform(s):

photo of Diane G
Diane G

Publications

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: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/469/.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ROV --- Photo
Video
Biology
Geology
DGPS --- Navigation
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology
1996-025-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1996-025-FA-NL-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD137, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD140, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD143, )
1996-025-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD137, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD140, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD143, )