Other ID: MH42-03
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment cores at two long-term monitoring stations in Massachusetts Bay near the outfall for Boston's treated sewage.
Start Date: 2003-06-12
Start Port/Location: Scituate Harbor, MA
End Date: 2003-06-12
End Port/Location: Scituate Harbor, MA
Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera, DGPS, Corer - slow
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The CHRISTOPHER ANDREW was a fine platform to do this work on a perfectly flat sea. Five good cores were collected at Station 3. One of these collected for Linda Kalnejais for her erosion experiment. Only two cores were collected at Station 2 because of a malfunction of the bottom closure mechanism. It did not snap into place immediately after pullout, allowing the sand to fall out of the core barrel.
Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, John Crusius, Dirk Koopmans
Notes: Original Center People field contained: S. Baldwin, D. Blackwood, Mike Bothner, M. Casso, J. Crusius, and D. Koopmans: all sea-going scientists.
(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.