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, Pressure, Temperature and salinity, 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


Wiley, D., Valentine, P., Cabe, B., Robbins, J., Kaufman, L., The distribution and relative abundance of sand lance, seabirds and whales in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (2013-2016) [abs.]: , Regional Association for Research in the Gulf of Maine Annual Science Meeting. Portsmouth, NH, October 13, 2016.


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