Other ID: MH48-05
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Boston Harbor, 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, Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Exchange moorings, collect sediment cores, and conduct geochemical experiments at long-term sites in Massachusetts Bay. Collect additional cores at long-term monitoring stations in Boston Harbor.
Start Date: 2005-05-18
Start Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
End Date: 2005-05-19
End Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Benthic Chambers, Digital camera, Bottom tripod
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#776 and 777 both deployed FA 05003 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 9, 2005). Moorings deployed: 3 (#786 and 788 both recovered FA 05038 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 28-29, 2005; #787 part washed ashore Cohasset May 26, 2005, remainder recovered FA 05023 LOONEY Jun. 3, 2005). A large tripod with azide Honjo bottles and two Anderson traps, a small tripod, and a small subsurface mooring with formalin Honjo bottles were deployed on 5/18/05. Anderson trap 514 had the timer and the sodium azide poison. All traps were lost shortly after deployment due to strong NE storms. A large subsurface mooring was redeployed on 6/7/05. Two cores were taken at Station 2 and four cores were taken at Station 10 on 5/18/05. Two cores were taken at Station BH3 and seven cores were taken at Station 3 on 5/19/05. The oxygen sensor and the benthic chamber were deployed twice on 5/19/05. The ship had engine trouble requiring the coring of Station 4 to occur at a later time.
Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Dirk Koopmans, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Sea going scientists from USGS: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood*, Jonathan Borden*, Mike Bothner, Michael Casso, Marinna Martini*, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane*. Working on cores at the dock: Dirk Koopmans. Asterisk (*) denotes acct. 2921-BOF86; otherwise acct. 2921-BOF96.
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/.