USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): James Lindholm, NOAA, Stellwagen Bank NMS

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Visual Identification: Species ID, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Biological Field Study: Experiments

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sea floor habitat research.


Start Date: 2003-08-22

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2003-08-28

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment sampling and video/photo transects. Total stations=38. Video/photo stations=38. Sediment sample stations=19.

Staff: Charles Worley, Page Valentine, Lian Scully, Sarah Fuller, Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:
Stellwagen Bank NMS

Notes: Note: cruise has been reinstated. Mobe will be in Woods Hole on Friday, Aug. 22; demobe will be in Woods Hole early on Thursday, Aug. 28.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Habitats, Stellwagen Bank NMS Habitats


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

North: 42.67271784 South: 42.24752962 West: -70.5103 East: -70.28088379


photo of Connecticut


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:

Valentine, P.C., Gallea, Leslie B., Blackwood, Dann S., and Twomey, Erin R., 2010, Seabed photographs, sediment texture analyses, and sun-illuminated sea floor topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2003-014-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOM PHOTO STELL )
2003-014-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)