Other ID: none
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: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct sidescan sonar surveys to image sedimentary environments and biological habitats. Acquire data from the sea bed that will be used to interpret sidescan sonar imagery and compile maps of Stellwagen Bank NMS.
Start Date: 1996-10-07
Start Port/Location: Boston, MA
End Date: 1996-11-02
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: DGPS, Video camera - deep sea, Grab sampler, Camera- deep sea, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar
Information to be Derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Poor weather allowed us to work approximately 53% of the time available for operations at sea. Sidescan sonar: 513 km; Stations: 107 (sample, video transect, still photos at each station).
Staff: Dann Blackwood, VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski, David Piccirilli, Christopher F. Polloni, Edwin Roworth, Barbara A. Seekins, Nancy K. Soderberg, Sara Stillman, Michael 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/.