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):

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

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

Location Map:



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)