Video transects of the sea floor on Stellwagen Bank during U.S. Geological Survey field activity 2014-055-FA, aboard the R/V Auk, September 23 and 24, 2014

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_055_fa/2014-055-FA_video_driftlines_meta.faq.html
Description This field activity is part of the effort to map geologic substrates of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts. The overall goal is to develop high-resolution (1:25,000) interpretive maps, based on multibeam sonar data and seabed sampling, showing surficial geology and seabed sediment dynamics. This cruise was conducted in collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the data collected will aid research on the ecology of fish and invertebrate species that inhabit the region. The Sanctuary's research vessel, R/V Auk, visited 51 locations on Stellwagen Bank at which a customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a CTD was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and measurements of water column properties. [More]
Originators Valentine, Page C. and Cross, VeeAnn A.
Field activities 2014-055-FA

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Browse graphic showing the video drift lines.
Browse graphic showing the video drift lines.