Other ID: IB G-1-01-GM
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Yellowtail Reef, Pinnacles, Madison-Swanson Reserve, Steamboat Lumps Reserve, Florida, northeast Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
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 Date: 2001-06-12
Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS
End Date: 2001-06-25
End Port/Location: Tampa, FL
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).
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.