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Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-007-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): R.A. Cooper, NMFS

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: (1) Revisit the eight site specific monitoring stations at Lydonia, Oceanographer and Veatch submarine canyons and on the southern flank of Georges Bank for Northeast Monitoring Program studies relating to gas and oil drilling operations; (2) conduct transect surveys to define qualitatively and quantitatively the megafauna of the sea floor and their habitats; (3) collect faunal and substrate samples for contaminant (hydrocarbons, trace metals, and PCBs) analyses; (4) conduct geological studies relating surficial geological and sedimentary features to animal abundance and distribution and describing these features as indicators of bottom current regime; and (5) revisit the deep water monitoring station on the slope east of Oceanographer Canyon.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1984-07-02

End Date: 1984-07-12

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, Push corer (wh), Northstar 7000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Dives JSL2-862 through JSL2-874; 13 stations; 73 sediment samples; film and video employed at all dives.

Staff: Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
NMFS: R.A. Cooper
C. Newell
K. Pecci; U. Conn: C. Cooper
P. Auster

Project = Project: Georges Bank, Canyons, and Slope Undersea Study of Fishery Resources and Habitats in Oil and Gas Drilling Areas, Project: Georges Bank, Canyons, and Slope Undersea Study of Fishery Resources and Habitats in Oil and Gas Drilling Areas


Georges Bank;Lydonia, Oceanographer, Heel Tapper, Gilbert, Hydrographer, and Veatch Canyons;Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.72056 South: 40 West: -69.6347 East: -67.46667


photo of Johnson
photo of Johnson Sea-link
Johnson Sea-link


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
1984-007-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB, SUBMERSIBLE SAMPLE samples)
Northstar 7000 LORAN-C --- Navigation

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