USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-063-FA

Other ID: IB D-63-00-GK

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Frank Almeida, NMFS, Woods Hole; Jeremy Collie, URI

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Benthic habitat studies in closed areas on Georges Bank and in Great South Channel.


Start Date: 2000-10-30

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2000-11-09

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, P-code GPS, SeaBOSS, ARGO, Camera- deep sea, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 19 stations; 10 sediment/invert bio, 3 dredges, 16 video/photo.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Barry Irwin, Tammie Middleton, Joseph S. Newell, Kenneth E. Parolski, Page Valentine, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
NMFS: Frank Almeida
Jason Link
Robert Reid
Vince Guida; URI: Jeremy Collie
Jay Hermsen
2 students

Notes: Mobe on Thurs/Fri, Oct. 26-27; depart on Mon, Oct. 30. Demobe on Friday AM Nov. 9. Original Center People field contained: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Tammie Middleton, and Chuck Worley; Mobe: Joe Newell, Ken Parolski, Barry Irwin.
Project = Georges Bank Habitats, Georges Bank Habitats


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.079 South: 40.733 West: -69.293 East: -67.249


photo of Delaware II
Delaware II


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
P-code GPS --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2000-063-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
ARGO --- Photo
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2000-063-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)