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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-030-FA

Other ID: LULU 112; ALVIN dives 1257-1262

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): J.R. Uzmann, Chief Scientist, National Marine Fisheries Service

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Describe the canyon fauna in relation to depth and substrates, describe the surficial geology, and conduct detailed bathymetric mapping of the area. Obtain quantitative baseline data on the canyon biota and on the biota of the intercanyon Continental Slope adjacent to Oceanographer Canyon.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-08-25

End Date: 1982-09-03

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Multiple samples collected and observations recorded. Sediment samples: 30; Push cores: 4.

Staff: Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
J.R. Uzmann - Chief Scientist
National Marine Fisheries Service; Alan Hulbert - University of New Hampshire; H. Arnold Carr - Massachusetts Division of Fisheries; Lance Stewart - University of Connecticut; William MacLeish - WHOI



Oceanographer Canyon, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.75 South: 40.5 West: -68.2 East: -67.2


photo of Lulu
photo of Alvin


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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
1982-030-FA-SC-001 ( SUBMERSIBLE SAMPLE samples)
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation

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