Other ID: IB R-2-01-BH
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Hull Bay, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Martin, WHOI
Information Specialist(s): Michael Bothner
Data Type(s): Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: One day trip to deploy a benthic chamber and a second day trip to recover the chamber 4-5 days later. Dates are uncertain. The benthic chambers will measure the flux of metals and nutrients from the sediments of Hull Bay. The chamber weighs about 150 lbs in air and is in the shape of a tripod, 3 feet on a side. A detachable black and white camera will be used to check the placement on the bottom.
Start Date: 2001-06-04
Start Port/Location: Town docks in Hingham, MA
End Date: 2001-06-08
End Port/Location: Hingham, MA
Equipment Used: Benthic Chambers, Digital camera, DGPS
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The deployment and recovery of chambers was accomplished. Divers collected excellent core samples.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner, David Nichols
Notes: On June 4, 2001, Joanne Goudreau's hand was badly cut when two fingers were caught between wire and a pulley as the benthic chamber was deployed. She was brought to the local hospital's emergency room, treated and released, with expectation of a slow but full recovery. A full accident report was filed by Dave Nichols. Original Center People field contained: Dave Nichols - boat captain. Science crew from USGS: Mike Bothner, Dann Blackwood.
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/.