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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-003-FA

Other ID: 85-3

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): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Check locations of tripods #291 and 292. Establish marker for tripod #291.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-02-15

End Date: 1985-02-19

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: LEG 1, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole to check location of Tripod #291. Ttripod not in place; returned to dock for additional equipment. LEG 2, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Made 4 ranges to establish location of tripod; left Norwegian float in vicinity; returned to WHOI dock. LEG 3, 2/19: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Picked up Norwegian float and made 3 additional ranges; tripod snagged on 3rd pass with grappling hook (tripod had been dragged about 100 m by ice); returned Tripod #291 to bottom at same location. Departed to site of Tripod #292; tripod was upright and surface float sighted. Returned to WHOI dock.

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson



Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.64083 South: 41.53417 West: -70.8081 East: -70.68417


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
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-003-FA-OM-001 ( Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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