Other ID: MH47-05
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange moorings and collect sediment cores at long-term sites in Massachusetts Bay.
Start Date: 2005-02-09
Start Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
End Date: 2005-02-09
End Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, DGPS, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: No diving was required. Moorings recovered: 1 (#775 deployed FA 04032 ABBIE BURGESS Sep. 22-23, 2004). Moorings deployed: 2 (#776 and 777 both recovered FA 05022 MARCUS HANNA May 18-19, 2005). The subsurface mooring #774 released on Dec. 31 when the anchor connection failed. It was recovered by Frank Mirarchi on the F/V CHRISTOPHER ANDREW (FA 04065). The tripod #775 was tipped over on Nov. 15. In spite of a tangled recovery line, we were able to get it on board the MARCUS HANNA without incident on Feb. 9. Four cores were collected at Station 3, three cores at Station 2. The oxygen profiler was deployed twice at Station 3. One deployment of the oxygen profiler was made at Station 2. A refurbished tripod and subsurface mooring were deployed near the B Buoy.
Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Science crew: Sandy Baldwin*, Dann Blackwood*, Jonathan Borden, Mike Bothner, Michael Casso, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs*, Stephen Ruane. Asterisk (*) denotes acct. 2921-BOF96; otherwise acct. 2921-BOF86.
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/.
Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds74/.
Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/266/.