Other ID: 03CRC01, S-1-03-FL
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Pulley Ridge, west Florida platform, Florida, southeastern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): David Twichell
Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Halley, USGS, St. Pete; Al Hine - USF
Information Specialist(s): Dann Blackwood, Robert Halley
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Visual Identification: Species ID
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map and image deep water reef communities in the Pulley Ridge area of the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Multibeam mapping and Chirp high-resolution seismic profiling will be conducted using USF equipment. The USGS SEABOSS system will be used to obtain high-resolution images of these reef communities.
Start Date: 2003-04-24
Start Port/Location: FIO dock, Bayboro Harbor, FL
End Date: 2003-05-01
End Port/Location: FIO dock, Bayboro Harbor, FL
Equipment Used: CO2 Analyzer, SBE 9 CTD, Simrad EM 3000, Boomer, Dredge, ROV, DGPS, SeaBOSS, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Habitat maps; Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Video transects: 14 (18 hrs tape); Still photos: 1161; Seismic lines: 9; Multibeam regions: 3; Coral (Leptoceris cuculata) samples: 18; SEABOSS grabs: 9; Dredge sample: 1. Coral samples and grabs in St. Petersburg with Kate Ciembronowicz. Video and still photos in St. Petersburg with Kate Ciembronowicz and in Woods Hole with Dann Blackwood. Seismic, multibeam data and dredge data at USF with Brett Jarret. Digital logs in St. Petersburg with Kate Ciembronowicz.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Robert Halley, David Twichell
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Robert Halley - co-Chief scientist - USGS-St.Pete; Dann Blackwood - photographer/SEABOSS technician - Woods Hole; Kate Ciembronowicz - res. asst. - St. Pete; Dave Twichell - SEABOSS tech. - Woods Hole.
Cross, V.A.A., Blackwood, Dann S., Halley, Robert B., and Twichell, David C., 2004, Bottom photographs from the Pulley Ridge deep coral reef: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1228, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1228/.
Cross, V.A.A., Twichell, David C., Halley, Robert B., Ciembronowicz, Kate T., Jarrett, Bret D., Hammar-Klose, Erika S., Hine, Al C., Locker, Stan D., and Naar, Dave F., 2006, GIS compilation of data collected from the Pulley Ridge deep coral reef region: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1089, DVD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1089/.