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., and Buczkowski, B>J., 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: .

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 and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

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
2000-005-FA-SE-001 ( Raw seismic data)
Boomer seismic data ( )