USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-008-FA

Other ID: DE0511

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Affiliate Staff:
Robert Reid
and colleagues; Jeremy Collie
and students

Notes: Mobilize in Woods Hole on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005; demobilize in Woods Hole on Friday, Sep. 2, 2005.
Project = Georges Bank Habitats, Georges Bank Habitats

Location Map:


photo of Delaware II
Delaware II


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Trawl --- Biology
Dredge --- Biology
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2005-008-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)