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Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-021-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Moody

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy tripod #287 and subsurface mooring #288; collect mud grab samples.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1984-10-25

End Date: 1984-10-25

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Camera- deep sea

Information to be Derived: Time series data;Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#287 and 288 recovered FA 85001 ASTERIAS Jan. 14, 1985). Mud grab samples collected.

Staff: John Larson, John Moody, Joseph S. Newell, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Charlotte Fuller



East Phinney Rock, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.55556 South: 41.53417 West: -70.8772 East: -70.80806


photo of Asterias


Butman, B., Signell, Richard, Shoukimas, Polly, and Beardsley, Robert C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p., URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1984-021-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 287; 19841025-19850114)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1984-021-FA-OM-001 ( Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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