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.

Vehicle(s):

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:

Platform(s):

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Publications

Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: 89 URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.

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/.

Kalnejais, L.H., Martin, William R., and Bothner, Michael H., 2010, The release of dissolved nutrients and metals from coastal sediments due to resuspension: Marine Chemistry, v. 121, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marchem.2010.05.002.

Kalnejais, L.H., Martin, William R., Signell, Richard P., and Bothner, Michael H., 2007, Role of sediment resuspension in the remobilization of particulate-phase metals from coastal sediments: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 41 no. 7, doi: 10.1021/es061770z.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Geology
2003-051-FA-SC-001 ( core samples)