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Field Activity Details for field activity 1969-009-FA

Other ID: 69-52

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): David W. Folger

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Current, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals:


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1969-08-20

End Date: 1969-08-21

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Dietz-Lafond snapper, Seabed drifters, Sextant, Raytheon radar, Loran-A, Visual navigation

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Grab samples: 9; Other samples: 5; 3.5 kHz seismics: paper and film.

Staff: David W. Folger

Affiliate Staff:
Joseph MacIlvaine - WHOI

Notes: Project = Continental Margin Program, Continental Margin Program


Gloucester, Plymouth, Provincetown, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.65 South: 42 West: -70.7 East: -69.95


photo of Verrill, A. E.
Verrill, A. E.


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL:

Tucholke, B.E., Oldale, R. N., and Hollister, C. D., 1972, Map showing echo-sounding survey (3.5 kHz) of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Bays, western Gulf of Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Map I-716, 1 sheet.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Dietz-Lafond snapper --- Biology
Seabed drifters --- Current
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1969-009-FA-SC-001 ( Grab samples)
Loran-A --- Navigation
1969-009-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 69009)
Sextant --- Navigation
Raytheon radar --- Navigation
Visual navigation --- Navigation
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1969-009-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
1969-009-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of *SMALL CAN)

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