Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Reid, NOAA Fisheries; Jeremy Collie, URI
Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Benthic habitats studies and mapping.
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Start Date: 2007-07-02
End Date: 2007-07-13
Equipment Used: Trawl, Dredge, CTD, ARGO, Digital camera
Information to be Derived: Habitat maps;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 99 USGS SEABOSS video/photo transects; 77 USGS bottom temp. records; 8 USGS Didemnum sp. samples; 4 NOAA 30-liter water samples; 55 NOAA Seabird CTD stations; 19 URI Naturalist dredge stations; 12 URI otter trawl stations. USGS data archived at USGS Woods Hole, MA (Valentine). NOAA Fisheries data archived at NMFS Woods Hole (Reed). URI data archived at URI, Narragansett, RI (Collie).
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Page Valentine
Notes: Project = Atlantic Benthic Habitats, Atlantic Benthic Habitats
Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
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.