Other ID: NMFS DE0310
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Reid, NMFS, NOAA
Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine
Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Visual Identification: Species ID
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sea floor habitat mapping and research.
Start Date: 2003-10-28
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 2003-11-07
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Trawl, Dredge, CTD, SeaBOSS, ARGO
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Conducted surveys on Georges Bank in U.S. waters on the Northern Edge, in Closed Area 2, and in the Nantucket Lightship Closed Area. Conducted geological sampling (grain size), video and photo transects, and biological sampling using a beam trawl, naturalists dredge, and otter trawl; also collected CTD data. All data except geological samples and photo video imagery collected and maintained by NOAA Fisheries. Total stations=110. Sediment samples=46. Video/photo stations=62. Invertebrate stations=11. Beam trawls=19. Naturalists dredges=9. Otter trawls=7. CTDs=12.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Lian Scully, Page Valentine
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
Valentine, P.C., Collie, Jeremy S., Reid, Robert N., Asch, Rebecca G., Guida, Vince G., and Blackwood, Dann S., 2007, The occurrence of the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. on Georges Bank gravel habitat - ecological observations and potential effects on groundfish and scallop fisheries: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 342 no. 1, doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.038.