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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-005-FA

Other ID: 79-3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Gerald L. Shideler, James V. A. Trumbull

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain core samples in sand bodies, sand wave deposits, and related strata of the Cabo Rojo West and Bahia Sucia areas.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1979-04-08

End Date: 1979-04-13

Equipment Used: Hydraulic drill, Motorola Mini-Ranger III

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 13 locations successfully cored.

Staff: Ronald C. Circe, Ronald J. Miller, Gerald L. Shideler, James V. A. Trumbull, John West, Neal Lillard, Kurt Grove

Affiliate Staff:
Puerto Rico Geological Survey: Nelson Espinell
Jose Muniz
Ramon Alonso (in charge of shore party/logistical support)
Julio Ortiz (shore party)
Hector Berrios (shore party)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jim Trumbull, Co-Chief Scientist; Gerry Shideler, Co-Chief Scientist; Kurt Grove (thru April 11 only); Jack Kindinger, Chief Diver; Ron Circe; Ron Miller; Neal Lillard; John West (shore party).
Project = Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op, Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op


Cabo Rojo West and Bahia Sucia, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 18.2 South: 17.8 West: -67.7 East: -67.3


photo of Jean A
Jean A


Shideler, G.L., 1980, Maps showing composition of surficial sediments on the insular shelf of southwestern Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1258, 1 sheet.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Hydraulic drill --- Geology
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation

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