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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-011-FA

Other ID: NOAA summer mission, Leg 2; JSL 1818

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Submersible, sidescan, sampling, and bathymetric operation in eastern Georges Bank canyons and on adjacent slope; sedimentary processes, currents, megabenthic fauna and habitats.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1986-07-20

End Date: 1986-08-01

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Nikonos camera, Video camera - deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Push corer (wh), Northstar 7000 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 12 kHz data: 83.7 nm (155.01 km); 100 kHz sidescan data: 51.2 nm (94.82 km); sediment samples: 88; video of current meter recovery. Mooring recovery assistance for MARY LOUISE (FA 86012) by SEA-LINK: 1 (#301 deployed FA 85024 GYRE Jul. 24-26, 1985).

Staff: Page Valentine, Steve Mateus

Affiliate Staff:
Joseph Uzmann
NMFS; Douglas Pezzack
Canada Dept. Fisheries and Oceans; Tom Meyer
NOAA; Dave Bieber
Bieber Assoc.

Notes: NOTE: Submersible on this cruise was used to help recover mooring 301 detailed in cruise report 86012. Mooring recovery activity not recorded in this cruise report.
Project = Biostratigraphic and Depositional Framework - U.S. Atlantic Margin, Biostratigraphic and Depositional Framework - U.S. Atlantic Margin


Rodgers Pass, Gulf of Maine, Corsair Canyon, Fundian Canyon, Northeast Channel, eastern Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.5 South: 40.98333 West: -66.7 East: -65.5


photo of Edwin Link
Edwin Link
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
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Nikonos camera --- Photo
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
Northstar 7000 LORAN-C --- Navigation

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