Other ID: IB P-74-00-MY
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
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.
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
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.
Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.