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): 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.

Vehicle(s):

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

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

Location:

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

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

Platform(s):

photo of Oregon II
Oregon II

Publications

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.

Portals/Viewers

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.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
BoomerDue to equipment failure at sea and the poor quality of the few boomer seismic data that were collected for this field activity, none of the data were preserved. Boomer
No data was collected
Single channel hydrophoneDue to equipment failure at sea and the poor quality of the few boomer seismic data that were collected for this field activity, none of the data were preserved. Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Sub Bottom Profiler
No data was collected
Other --- --- ---
SIS1000 Chirp Subbottom Towfish --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2000-005-FA_chirp ( Archive of Chirp Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise ORGN00005, Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, 15 February - 2 March, 2000)
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
2000-005-FA_ctrl_sss ( Georeferenced TIFF image displaying 2 meter resolution backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in a subset of the Steamboat Lumps marine Protected Area, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, GeoTIFF image) )
2000-005-FA_SL_sss ( Georeferenced TIFF image displaying 1 meter resolution backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Area, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, GeoTIFF image))
2000-005-FA_sss_nav ( Sidescan Sonar Navigation point shapefile and ASCII navigation files collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (Geographic, WGS 84))
2000-005-FA_sss_linenav ( Sidescan Sonar polyline shapefile of trackline navigation files collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (Geographic, WGS 84))
2000-005-FA_transit_sss ( Georeferenced TIFF images displaying backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the transit between the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, 5 GeoTIFF images))
2000-005-FA_MS_sss ( Georeferenced TIFF image displaying 1 meter resolution backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson Marine Protected Area, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, GeoTIFF image) )
DGPS --- Navigation
2000-005-FA_hypack ( HYPACK ASCII navigation files collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (Geographic, WGS 84))