USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-005-FA

Other ID: IB O-5-00-GM

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Affiliate Investigator(s): M. Grace - NMFS, Pascagoula, MS

Information Specialist(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan mapping and seismic profiling of shelf-edge reserves for habitat and paleoshoreline studies.


Start Date: 2000-02-15

Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

End Date: 2000-03-02

End Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

Equipment Used: DGPS, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, Barbara Ann McKinney, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Mark Grace (biologist
NMFS - Pascagoula)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Kathy Scanlon (geologist, Ch. Sci.), Dave Nichols (E.T.), Ken Parolski (E.T.), Chuck Worley (E.T.), VeeAnn Cross (sidescan processing), Ann Swift (seismic processing).
Project = Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Habitat Study, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Habitat Study


Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.5 South: 28 West: -86 East: -84.5


photo of Oregon II
Oregon II


Capone, M.K., Swift, B.A., and Scanlon, K.M., 2002, Archive of chirp subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise ORGN00005, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, 15 February-2 March 2000: .

Coleman, F.C., Koenig, Christopher C., Scanlon, Kathryn M., Heppell, Scott, Heppell, Selina, and Miller, Margaret W., 2010, Benthic habitat modification through excavation by red grouper, Epinephelus morio, in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: The Open Fish Science Journal, v. 3, doi: 10.2174/1874401X01003010001.

Scanlon, K.M., Coleman, Felicia C., and Koenig, Christopher C., 2005, Pockmarks on the outer shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico; gas-release features or habitat modifications by fish?, in Barnes, P.W., and Thomas, J.P., eds., Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing: American Fisheries Society Symposium 41, v. 41.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
Boomer seismic data ( )
2000-005-FA-SE-001 ( Raw seismic data)