Other ID: DE0511
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, Canada, 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): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Benthic habitat studies and sea floor mapping.
Start Date: 2005-08-22
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 2005-09-02
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Trawl, Dredge, CTD, ARGO, Digital camera
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS SEABOSS video/photo transects: 133 stations; URI beam trawl: 11 stations; NMFS otter trawl: 6 stations; URI Naturalist dredge: 21 stations; NMFS CTD profiles: 16 stations.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Erin Heffron, Page Valentine
Notes: Mobilize in Woods Hole on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005; demobilize in Woods Hole on Friday, Sep. 2, 2005.
Lengyel, N.L., Collie, Jeremy S., and Valentine, Page C., 2009, The invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum on Georges Bank - ecological effects and genetic identification: Aquatic Invasions, v. 4 no. 1, URL: http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2009/AI_2009_4_1_Lengyel_etal.pdf.
Valentine, P.C., Carman, Mary R., Dijksta, Jennifer, and Blackwood, Dann S., 2009, Larval recruitment of the invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum, seasonal water temperatures in New England coastal and offshore waters, and implications for spread of the species: Aquatic Invasions, v. 4 no. 1, URL: http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2009/AI_2009_4_1_Valentine_etal.pdf.
Valentine, P.C., Collie, Jeremy S., Reid, Robert N., Asch, Rebecca G., Guida, Vince G., and Blackwood, Dann S., 2007, The occurrence of the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. on Georges Bank gravel habitat - ecological observations and potential effects on groundfish and scallop fisheries: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 342 no. 1, doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.038.