USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-015-FA

Other ID: NMFS cruise DL0106; IB D-15-01-GK

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Reid, NMFS

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Sidescan, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: USGS/NMFS benthic habitats studies: collect sediment samples, video/photo, otter trawl samples, and sidescan sonar imagery.


Start Date: 2001-06-11

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2001-06-22

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Trawl, Dredge, CTD, SeaBOSS, ARGO, Digital camera, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Page Valentine, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
NMFS: Bob Reid
Vince Guida
Dave Packer; Canadian Geological Survey: Brian Todd

Notes: Mobe in Woods Hole on Friday, June 8; depart Woods Hole on Monday, June 11; return to Woods Hole on Friday, June 22.
Project = Geologic Studies of Benthic Habitats - Georges Bank, Geologic Studies of Benthic Habitats - Georges Bank

Location Map:


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
Trawl --- Biology
Dredge --- Biology
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2001-015-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2001-015-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan