Other ID: MH49-05
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Affiliate Investigator(s): William Martin - WHOI
Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover moorings, deploy small tripod, SCUBA dive for horse mussels, collect sediment cores, and deploy and recover sediment probe for oxygen profiles and fluxes.
Start Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
End Port/Location: U.S. Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA
Start Date: 2005-09-28
End Date: 2005-09-29
Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, ROV, Digital camera, Bottom platform
Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#786, 788 deployed FA 05022 MARCUS HANNA May 18-19, 2005; #792 deployed FA 05025 ARGO MAINE Jun. 6-8, 2005). Mooring deployed: 1 (#805, recovered FA 06003 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 8, 2006). All moorings successfully recovered. A small tripod re-deployed for February pickup. Cores collected from long-term Massachusetts Bay Stations 3 and 2. SCUBA divers collected Horse Mussels (Modiolus modiolus) from rocks (not in sediment) from MWRA Station T-4 on a drumlin south of the outfall. On Day 2, 5 cores were taken from Station 8 in Boston Harbor and 1 hour was spent using the ROV with recorded video surveying the bottom in President Roads off Deer Island (80-100 m water depth) in search of additional mussel beds. No living specimens were found. Some empty horse mussel shells suggest that further surveying might be productive.
Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane
Joanne Goudreau (WHOI); Paul Dragos (Battelle New England Labs)
Notes: Project = Massachusetts Bay Experiment (old name), Massachusetts Bay Experiment (old name)
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
|North: 42.4||South: 42.33||West: -71.166||East: -70.666|
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/.
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Oxygen profiling system from Sayles||---||Dissolved Oxygen|
|Digital camera||---||Photo||2005-038-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)|
|Bottom platform||---||Mooring (physical oceanography)||2005-038-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)|