USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-028-FA

Other ID: M1-02-NC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ian Hartwell (NOAA)

Information Specialist(s): Ellen Mecray

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collaborate with NOAA NS&T and Sanctuary programs and with Western CMGP to collect sediment grab samples on the central California shelf for analysis of sediment texture, chemical composition, and accumulation of contaminants.


Start Date: 2002-02-28

Start Port/Location: San Francisco, CA

End Date: 2002-03-06

End Port/Location: San Francisco, CA

Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, Grab sampler, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: On 10/21/2003, proprietorship of 58 dried samples was transferred to Donell Frank at B&B Laboratories in College Station, Texas for permanent storage. For more information, contact Donell Frank at .

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Torresan; Ian Hartwell (Chief Scientist and NOAA PI) - NOAA ST&T program; 3 program staff; 4 NOAA Sanctuary staff

Notes: Cruise is in response to a short-notice request for assistance from NOAA to collect deep water samples. Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood: deployment of gear, photography of sediment/sea floor, and collection of sediment samples; Michael Torresan.


Farallon Islands, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 37.95185 South: 36.60671 West: -123.449 East: -121.60767


photo of Mcarthur


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
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-028-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operatio)
Grab sampler --- Biology
2002-028-FA-NL-002 ( CD ROM disk of DECK GRABS FARALLONS, )
2002-028-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of DECK GRABS FARALLONS, )
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
2002-028-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)