Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Affiliate Investigator(s): Bob Reid, NOAA Fisheries
Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Seabed habitat mapping: mapping of distribution of invasive tunicate, Didemnum sp.
Start Date: 2006-08-22
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 2006-09-01
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Trawl, Dredge, CTD, SeaBOSS, Digital camera
Information to be Derived: Habitat maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Activities included video/photo drifts with SEABOSS for habitat and fauna description; CTD casts, otter trawling, and dredging for biological samples.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jennifer Bonin, Page Valentine
Notes: Mobilization will begin on Friday, Aug. 18.
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.