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Field Activity Details for field activity 1979-007-FA

Other ID: 79-5

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): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain high-resolution seismic and sidescan profiles to detail thickness and stratigraphy of Cabo Rojo West and Bahia Sucia sand deposit areas and environs. Uniboom canyon heads and shelf channels in Tallaboa, Guyanilla, and Ventana areas, and shelf in Parguera area.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1979-04-25

End Date: 1979-05-04

Equipment Used: Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, Motorola Mini-Ranger III, ORE sidescan

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 400 km of Uniboom and 80 km of sidescan lines obtained.

Staff: Alan Goodman, Kurt Grove, John Larson, James V. A. Trumbull

Affiliate Staff:
Nick Lefteriou; Jack Morelock - University of Puerto Rico (April 26-27 only); Nelson Espinell - Miniranger
Puerto Rico Geological Survey; Jose Muniz - Miniranger
Puerto Rico Geological Survey

Notes: Study conducted in cooperation with the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Puerto Rico. Original Center People field contained: Jim Trumbull, Chief Scientist; Kurt Grove; Al Goodman (left April 29); John Larson (left April 29).
Project = Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op, Puerto Rico Marine Geology Co-op


Cabo Rojo West area, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

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


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
ORE sidescan --- Sidescan
Motorola Mini-Ranger III --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1979-007-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )

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