USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-020-FA

Other ID: MH41-03

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Video, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange moorings and collect sediment samples. This is part of the long-term USGS-MWRA cooperative study.


Start Date: 2003-03-29

Start Port/Location: WHOI Dock, Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2003-03-31

End Port/Location: WHOI Dock, Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Video camera - deep sea, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Temperature and salinity

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#707 and 708 both recovered FA 03043 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 24-25, 2003). Moorings recovered: 1 (#696 deployed FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-25, 2002). New Boston tripod - Deployed (#708); New Boston Subsurface - Deployed (#707); Old Boston Subsurface - Recovered (#696); Coring - 2 sites at Station 3; No Scituate sites occupied due to weather. The Boston Tripod (#697) was not recovered.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Brian Buczkowski, Michael Casso, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Dirk Koopmans

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Originally scheduled for Feb. 5-6, this cruise has been rescheduled for March 29 to April 1. Divers will be mobilized only in the event of a failed mooring recovery.
Project = MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series, MWRA - Massachusetts Bay Time Series

Location Map:


photo of Connecticut


(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
Corer - piston --- Geology
2003-020-FA-SC-001 ( cores)
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Temperature and salinity --- CTD