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Field Activity Details for field activity 1977-022-FA

Other ID: 77-7

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James V. A. Trumbull

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Submersible Observations

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct current measurements (drogue-tracking), bottom sampling, and SCUBA observations of Vieques Island.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1977-06-15

End Date: 1977-07-01

Equipment Used: SCUBA, Submersible Observation

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Current measurements (Drogue tracking): 12; Bottom samples: 38; SCUBA dives: 18.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op, Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op


Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.2 South: 18.1 West: -65.75 East: -65.5


photo of Jean A
Jean A


Grove, K.A., and Trumbull, James V. A., 1978, Surficial geologic maps and data on three potential offshore sand sources on the insular shelf of Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1017, 1 sheet.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SCUBA --- Biology
Submersible Observation --- Submersible Observations

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