Location of bottom photographs taken along the U.S. Atlantic East Coast as part of the Continental Margin Program (1963-1968, BPHOTOS)

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2001-154/bphotos.shp.faq.html
Description In 1962, Congress authorized the Continental Margin Program, a joint program between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) to conduct a geological reconnaissance investigation of the continental shelf and slope off the Atlantic coast of the United States. As part of this program 464 photographs were collected at 378 stations from the Canadian border to the southern tip of Florida. Bottom photography was conducted at many of these stations in conjunction with sediment sampling for grain size, mineralogy, geochemistry, and biology. Those photographs have been scanned and are archived here to release a digital version of the historical dataset. [More]
Originators Paskevich, Valerie F.; Poppe, Lawrence J.; Hastings, Mary E.; and Hathaway, J. C.

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Thumbnail image showing location and distribution of bottom photographs along the U.S. east coast