USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-026-FA

Other ID: HB1-01 (Hingham Bay); IB C-1-01-BH

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Hingham Bay, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Martin, Jennifer Morford (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect short cores for Metal Flux Study in order to test gel probes against the centrifuge pore water extraction method. Samples were collected around the long-term Station 8 in the Boston Harbor study. Target position: 42deg 17 min 28.688 sec N, 070 deg 55 min 48.507 sec W. This location is west of the typical Station 8 in order to avoid a concentrated mat of Ampilisca (amphipod) tubes. These tubes make it diffcult to cut the core for pore water studies.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2001-01-30

Start Port/Location: Coast Guard station at Point Allerton, Hull, MA

End Date: 2001-01-30

End Port/Location: Coast Guard station at Point Allerton, Hull, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Digital camera, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 8 short cores were taken by pushing core tube with the fiberglass barrels. Water depth was 20-26 feet, depending on tide height. Camera attached to the core tube was a great help in choosing the initial coring site, for assessing ship swing while on anchor, and for determining how far to push in the core tubes. Data Curator: Jennifer Morford (WHOI). Short Cores: 8

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Jennifer Morford
Linda Kalnejais
Ida-maja Karle

Notes: Project = Flux of Metals from Contaminated Sediments, Flux of Metals from Contaminated Sediments

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of USCG 41
USCG 41

Publications

(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2001-026-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Geology
2001-026-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)