USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-059-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Hingham Bay, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Martin - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover benthic chambers.


Start Date: 2002-10-02

Start Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

End Date: 2002-10-02

End Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

Equipment Used: Benthic Chambers, Digital camera, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Both releases worked so no diving was needed. Chambers in good shape and functioning.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Bill Martin
Chief Scientist

Notes: Diving needed if releases fail to work. Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, diver and support; Richard Rendigs, diver and support.

Location Map:


photo of Asterias


Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-059-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation