Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-044-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. David Wiley, Stellwagen Bank NMS

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment samples, photos, video, and ctd data for substrate mapping on Stellwagen Bank in collaboration with Stellwagen NMS scientists.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2013-11-05

End Date: 2013-11-21

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), SeaBOSS, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Conducted 3 1-day cruises with RV Auk to Stellwagen Bank from Scituate, MA. Collected sediment samples, video and photo imagery, ctd water column profiles, navigation data.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobilization will be on Friday, Nov 1 at the SBNMS dock at 75 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA.
Demob at the same location.
RV AUK is the SBNMS research vessel; 50 ft catamaran.
Actual cruise dates were Nov 5, 15, and 21, 2013
Project = New England Benthic Habitats,


Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic;,

North: 42.28544 South: 42.10637 West: -70.4224 East: -70.19165


photo of Auk



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program