USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-027-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Reid, NOAA Fisheries; Jeremy Collie, URI

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Habitat studies and mapping.


Start Date: 2004-11-02

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2004-11-12

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Trawl, Dredge, CTD, SeaBOSS, ARGO, Digital camera

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Total geological stations: 50; 9 Van Veen sediment samples; 49 video transects; 50 photo sites. Total biological stations: 33 by NMFS and URI; 9 naturalist dredge samples; 24 otter trawl, beam trawl, and CTD stations.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Erin Heffron, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
Robert Reid (NOAA) and others; Jeremy Collie (URI) and others

Notes: Mobilization at NOAA Fisheries in Woods Hole on Friday, October 29, 2004. Demobe in Woods Hole on Friday, November 12 in the AM.
Project = Gulf of Maine habitats, Gulf of Maine habitats

Location Map:


photo of Delaware II
Delaware II


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Trawl --- Biology
Dredge --- Biology
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-027-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)