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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-014-FA

Other ID: 89-A and 89-B; 82-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Charles W. Holmes

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Seismics: Boomer, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Leg A: Investigate the nature and extent of the quartz sand patch and phosphate enrichment along the western margin of the Florida peninsula. Leg B: Investigate the nature and development of the southern bank that extends west of the Key West region.


Start Port/Location: Tampa, FL

End Port/Location: Tampa, FL

Start Date: 1982-05-24

End Date: 1982-06-06

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, SCUBA, Boomer, Alpine Vibracorer, EG&G 234, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This cruise consisted of two legs: A (Tampa - Key West) and B (Key West - Tampa). Underway samples: 15; SCUBA samples: 20; Vibra Core: 1; Boomer profiles: 1550 km.

Staff: Barbara H. Lidz, Eugene A. Shinn, J. Harold Hudson, James C. McFarlen

Affiliate Staff:
Leg A (all from USF): Larry Doyle
Greg Brooks
Steve Walker
David Martin
Lee Kump
Rente Berstein
Jean Hubert; Leg B: Dan Robbins
Becky Westover
Van Mount

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Leg B: Gene Shinn, Dan Robbins, Harold Hudson, Barbara Lidz, Becky Westover, Jim McFarlen, Van Mount.
Project = West Florida Shelf, West Florida Shelf


west Florida inner shelf, Florida outer keys, western margin of the Florida peninsula, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 28 South: 24.5 West: -83.2 East: -81.8


photo of Bellows



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Boomer --- Boomer
EG&G 234 --- Boomer
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
Grab sampler --- Biology
SCUBA --- Biology
Loran-C --- Navigation
1982-014-FA-LN-001-01 ( BELLOWS 82-1 Track Map (pdf file) West Florida Shelf composite track map including GYRE 81-8 (FA 81012), May 15-20, 1981; LONGHORN 81-1 (FA 81015), May 27-June 9, 1981; SEA ANGEL (no FA #), Aug 10?-29?, 1981; and BELLOWS (FA 82014), May 24-June 6, 1982.)

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