Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Affiliate Investigator(s): Andrew Shepard, NOAA/NURC, Wilmington, NC
Information Specialist(s): PARTNER
Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterization and biological studies of Oculina deep water coral habitat using ROV, sediment grab, and listening devices. This is a NOAA cruise on a NASA ship. No USGS participants were on board, but sediment grab samples were taken and shipped to K. Scanlon.
Start Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL
End Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL
Start Date: 2003-04-28
End Date: 2003-05-09
Equipment Used: Grab sampler, ROV
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Because of ship problems, the operation was switched from R/V LIBERTY STAR to R/V FREEDOM STAR half way through the cruise. 39 sediment grab samples were collected. Samples were collected by Leslie Sautter for Kathy Scanlon and were analyzed in Woods Hole.
Notes: No USGS personnel will be on board the ship, but sediment samples will be taken for K. Scanlon. Data Curator: Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston.
Oculina Bank, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic;