USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-029-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geologic studies of benthic habitats in the Stellwagen Bank NMS region.


Start Date: 2002-09-09

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2002-09-13

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, SeaBOSS

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Total of 24 stations occupied; 23 sediment samples; 23 video transects; 24 photo transects.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobe on Sunday, Sep. 8, in Boston at Coast Guard base; depart Monday, Sep. 9; demobe Friday, Sep. 13, in Woods Hole. Original Center People field contained: At sea: D. Blackwood. Mob/demob: J. Newell - mobe in Boston at Coast Guard base on Sunday, 08 Sep.; demobe in Woods Hole, Friday am, 13 Sep.
Project = Stellwagen Bank Benthic Habitats Studies, Stellwagen Bank Benthic Habitats Studies

Location Map:


photo of Ferrel


(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
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-029-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2002-029-FA-PH-002 ( Sea Bottom photos)
2002-029-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)