USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-019-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Seth Ackerman, MA CZM

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom sampling, video and photography for ground truthing multibeam bathymetric data.


Start Date: 2004-09-13

Start Port/Location: Hull, MA

End Date: 2004-09-17

End Port/Location: Hull, MA

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews, Dann Blackwood, David Foster

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mini-SEABOSS - Dann Blackwood, Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews; Captain - Dave Foster.
Project = Boston Harbor Sea Floor Mapping, Boston Harbor Sea Floor Mapping

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


Ackerman, S.D., Butman, Bradford, Barnhardt, Walter A., Danforth, William W., and Crocker, James M., 2006, High-resolution geologic mapping of the inner continental shelf; Boston Harbor and approaches, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1008, DVD-ROM, URL:

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157, URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2004-019-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-019-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)