USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-031-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Kathryn Ford, DMF

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truth with SEABOSS to collect sea floor sediment samples, video transects and still photos in four areas with four sites each area.


Start Date: 2006-09-18

Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Date: 2006-09-23

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), SeaBOSS, ARGO, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples processed and stored in WHSC; Field logs with Chris Hein, BU; Videos on tape and DVD with Dann Blackwood; Still photos on film and digitized on DVD with Dann Blackwood.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:
Chris Hein
chief scientist

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, SEABOSS tech.; Seth Ackerman, watchstander.
Project = Groundtruth of existing cod habitats, Groundtruth of existing cod habitats


Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.75 South: 42.65 West: -70.7667 East: -70.63333



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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2006-031-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)