USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-074-FA

Other ID: IB P-74-00-MY

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): William Martin, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy two benthic chambers ("squirts") near the long-term Station 3. The purpose is to measure the flux of metals and nutrients from sediments. Discharge of sewage effluent from the Massachusetts Bay outfall began on September 6.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2000-09-22

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 2000-09-22

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Benthic Chambers, Digital camera, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Each pair of divers deployed one benthic chamber in one dive. The chambers were lowered in a weighted frame and divers lifted the chambers out of the frame and placed them on the bottom nearby. Visibility was poor.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner

Affiliate Staff:
From WHOI: William Martin (chief scientist)
Joanne Goudreau
Lary Ball (lead diver)
Tom Bolmer
Jay Sisson (divers)

Notes: Lary Ball and his dive team are all WHOI certified. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Dann Blackwood (diver). Data Curator: Bill Martin.
Project = Flux of metals from contaminated sediments, Flux of metals from contaminated sediments

Location Map:

Platform(s):


Pendant

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments
Digital camera --- Photo
2000-074-FA-PH-001 ( Photos taken by Dann Blackwood documenting the deck operations during this field activity.)
DGPS --- Navigation