USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-026-FA

Other ID: MH38-02

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Massachusetts Bay, Scituate, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Joanne Goudreau, William Martin - WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange moored instruments and collect sediment samples at the USGS long-term stations near Buoy B in Massachusetts Bay and offshore of Scituate.


Start Date: 2002-02-05

Start Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

End Date: 2002-02-06

End Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Benthic Chambers, Mooring tripod, Corer - piston, Camera- deep sea, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 5 (#649 deployed FA 01013 MARCUS HANNA May 23, 2001, recovered and redeployed FA 01068 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Aug. 16, 2001, recovered FA 02026 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 5-6, 2002; #664 and 665 both deployed FA 01024 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 23, 2001; #666 and 667 both deployed FA 01080 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Oct. 26-30, 2001). Moorings deployed: 5 (#682, 683, 684, 685 and 686, all recovered FA 02045 MARCUS HANNA May 21-22, 2002).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Sarah Fuller, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, Joanne Sedlock, Flavia Wood, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
William Martin and Joanne Goudreau from WHOI who will deploy the oxygen profiler on the 2nd day of the cruise.

Notes: Chuck Worley and Dann Blackwood are designated to dive if the large tripod is not recovered in the normal way. Extra cores collected at Station 3 for WHOI processing at the Coast Guard dock. Problem with the bottom sealing mechanism (cheese slicer) on the slow corer. Original Center People field contained: Scientists at sea: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden*, Mike Bothner, Michael Casso, Sarah Fuller*, Marinna Martini*, Richard Rendigs, Joanne Sedlock*, Flavia Wood, Charles Worley*. Mob and demobe: Joseph Newell*. Asterisk (*) denotes acct. 67013; otherwise acct. 67011.
Project = Massachusetts Bay Experiment, Massachusetts Bay Experiment

Location Map:


photo of Marcus Hanna
Marcus Hanna


(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
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Corer - piston --- Geology
2002-026-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
2002-026-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2002-026-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)