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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-036-FA

Other ID: 85-13

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: Recovery of tripods #302 (BBC), #303 (BBB), and #304 (BBA).


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-10-22

End Date: 1985-10-23

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#303 and 304, both deployed FA 85026 ASTERIAS Aug. 7 and 14, 1985). Mooring #302 recovery attempted but not completed at this time.

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Terrence Rioux - diver (Leg 2 only)
Ernie Charette - diver (Leg 2 only)

Notes: Cruise included two legs: LEG 1 - 10/22/1985, LEG 2 - 10/23/1985. Original Center People field contained: John Moody, William Strahle, John Larson, Joseph Newell (Leg 1 only).


Phinney Rock, 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
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-036-FA-OM-001 ( Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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