USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-073-FA

Other ID: ATL6-1B; IB A-1-01-NB

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Fred Grassle, Rutgers University

Information Specialist(s): Michael Bothner

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: We collected sediment samples using ALVIN from the Sludge Max Site in the 106 Mile Dumpsite for sewage sludge. Samples were also collected from Grassle's long-term Station 6 by box coring, and from the head of Hudson Canyon from ALVIN. This is a cooperative multidisciplinary and multi-institutional program. Five dives were completed. This cruise was part of the Ocean Exploration Initiative that NOAA is proposing for future federal funding.


Start Date: 2001-09-16

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2001-09-21

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Push corer (wh), DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Alvin FLUFF samples were collected on three dives. Fluff samples from 5 box cores from MMS Station 6 were collected. Core sections were split for metals, organic geochemistry and Clostridium perfringens analysis.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:
Fred Grassle (chief scientist)
Rose Petrecca - Rutgers; Lee Ferguson - SUNY-Stony Brook

Project = Fate of heavy metals in deep sea sediments, Fate of heavy metals in deep sea sediments


Hudson Canyon, Deep Water Dump Site 106 (DWDS106), United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.5 South: 39 West: -77 East: -72


photo of Atlantis II
Atlantis II
photo of Alvin


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
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
2001-073-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
DGPS --- Navigation