Other ID: IB G-1-01-GM
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Affiliate Investigator(s): F. Coleman and C. Koenig (Florida State Univ.)
Information Specialist(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sustainable Seas Expedition - multidisciplinary cruise with FSU, NOAA and National Geographic. USGS objective is sediment sampling to ground truth previously collected sidescan data and make observations of benthic habitats using Deep Worker one-person submarines with video cameras.
Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS
End Port/Location: Tampa, FL
Start Date: 2001-06-12
End Date: 2001-06-25
Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Digital camera, GPS (wh)
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples are being analyzed for texture and carbonate content in the USGS/Woods Hole sediment lab. Sediment samples were obtained mainly from Yellowtail Reef. Did not do intended ROV work due to operational problems. Sediment samples; Videos (with National Geographic).
Staff: Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Kathy Scanlon (geology, sediment sampling), Doug Weaver (biology).
Yellowtail Reef, Pinnacles, Madison-Swanson Reserve, Steamboat Lumps Reserve, Florida, northeast Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Coleman, F.C., Koenig, Christopher C., Scanlon, Kathryn M., Heppell, Scott, Heppell, Selina, and Miller, Margaret W., 2010, Benthic habitat modification through excavation by red grouper, Epinephelus morio, in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: The Open Fish Science Journal, v. 3, doi: 10.2174/1874401X01003010001.
Scanlon, K.M., Coleman, Felicia C., and Koenig, Christopher C., 2005, Pockmarks on the outer shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico; gas-release features or habitat modifications by fish?, in Barnes, P.W., and Thomas, J.P., eds., Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing: American Fisheries Society Symposium 41, v. 41.