USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-051-FA

Other ID: HB-1003

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Hull Bay, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Sampling: Chemistry, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Using SCUBA divers, collect 8 sediment cores from Hull Bay (Station 8) for geochemical analysis.


Start Date: 2003-10-24

Start Port/Location: Hingham, MA

End Date: 2003-10-24

End Port/Location: Hingham, MA

Equipment Used: Niskin water sampler, GPS (wh), Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Using SCUBA divers, collected 8 sediment cores from Hull Bay (Station 8) for geochemical analysis. Cores were collected at 42.291533 N Lat, 70.9293166 W Long. WHOI retained cores 8-1 through 8-5. USGS retained cores 8-6 through 8-8.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Charles Worley, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:
From WHOI: Joanne Goudreau - scientist
Bill Martin - scientist

Notes: Dann Blackwood and Michael Casso will be the USGS divers. Chuck Worley, boat captain, is the Dive Safety Officer. Data Curator: Joanne Goudreau.

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


(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
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
2003-051-FA-SC-001 ( core samples)