USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-084-FA

Other ID: T-0910

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Carl Lamborg, Bill Martin, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment cores for determination of contaminant concentrations. Measure the partitioning of inorganic and methyl mercury in pore water from Hull Bay sediments. Measure the rates of mercury methylation in Hull Bay sediments.


Start Date: 2010-09-21

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2010-09-21

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Video camera - deep sea, Corer - piston, Niskin water sampler

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 13 sediment cores were collected from the following stations in Boston Harbor: 3, 4, 8, and 10.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Casso, Patrick Dickhudt

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Sampling was completed at all 4 stations in Boston Harbor in one long day. However, a second day was reserved to finish the work, if needed.
Project = Toxic Supp. of Biogeochem. Cycle, Toxic Supp. of Biogeochem. Cycle

Location Map:


photo of Tioga


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Corer - piston --- Geology
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry