USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-010-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Stellwagen Bank, Gulf of Maine, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): James Lindholm, SBNMS

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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: Habitat studies and mapping.


Start Date: 2004-06-20

Start Port/Location: WHOI, Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2004-06-26

End Port/Location: WHOI, Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Grab sampler, P-code GPS, ARGO, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Benthic invertebrate analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 37 video/photo transects; 12 invertebrate biology samples; 6 grain-size analysis samples.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Page Valentine, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Kari Heinonen
biologist; Betsy Grannis
U. Maine

Notes: UPDATED June 9, 2004: Mobe at WHOI on Sunday, June 20. Demobe at WHOI on Saturday morning, June 26. Original Center People field contained: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Chuck Worley (for mobe and demobe).
Project = SBNMS Habitat Mapping, SBNMS Habitat Mapping

Location Map:


photo of Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster


(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
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2004-010-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOM PHOTO STELL )
2004-010-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)
Grab sampler --- Biology
P-code GPS --- Navigation
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-010-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)