Other ID: IB O-5-00-GM
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): Other ()
Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Affiliate Investigator(s): M. Grace - NMFS, Pascagoula, MS
Information Specialist(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Boomer, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan mapping and seismic profiling of shelf-edge reserves for habitat and paleoshoreline studies.
Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS
End Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS
Start Date: 2000-02-15
End Date: 2000-03-02
Equipment Used: Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Other, SIS1000 Chirp Subbottom Towfish, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, DGPS
Information to be Derived: Subbottom data, sidescan sonar, and navigation
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapped approximately 22 square miles of the Madison Swanson Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Steamboat Lumps MPA, which are located on the Florida shelf edge in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico in 2000 using sidescan sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. This survey was conducted as part of a larger study of the effectiveness of no-fishing reserves in protecting grouper spawning aggregations.
Staff: Charles Worley, David Nichols, VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
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).
Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
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: URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of2002-045/.
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., and Buczkowski, B.J., 2016, High-resolution geophysical data collected in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000, U.S. Geological Survey 2000-005-FA: doi: 10.5066/F7JD4TVC.
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.
FAN 2000-005-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to http://www.geomapapp.org/ and http://www.virtualocean.org/. See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at http://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/images.php?cruise=2000-005-FA.