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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-026-FA

Other ID: 85-11

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: Recover tripods #298 and 299 and subsurface mooring 300. Deploy tripods #302 and 304 and subsurface mooring 303.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-08-07

End Date: 1985-08-14

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Camera- deep sea

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 3 (#302, recovered FA 85038 Nov. 4, Dec. 5, 1985); 303 and 304 both recovered FA 85036 ASTERIAS Oct. 22-23, 1985). Moorings recovered: 3 (#298, 299 and 300 deployed FA 85020 ASTERIAS Jun. 19-28, 1985).

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Charlotte Fuller (Leg 1)
Cheryl Ann Butman (Leg 1)
Noelette Conway (Leg 1); BHS: Sally Clifton (Leg 2)

Notes: Cruise included two legs: LEG 1 - 08/07/1985; LEG 2 - 08/14/1985.


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

North: 41.64194 South: 41.53333 West: -70.8728 East: -70.68167


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
1985-026-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 304; 19850814-19851022)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-026-FA-OM-001 ( Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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