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):

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


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

North: 42.8 South: 42.08333 West: -70.6 East: -70.03333


photo of Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster


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:

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:

Valentine, P.C., Gallea, Leslie B., Blackwood, Dann S., and Twomey, Erin R., 2010, Seabed photographs, sediment texture analyses, and sun-illuminated sea floor topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: URL:


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)