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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-012-FA

Other ID: 86-2; JSL 1818

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover USGS mooring 301, deployed in Rodgers Pass in the Gulf of Maine.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1986-07-20

End Date: 1986-07-22

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Mooring recovery;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring recovered: 1 (#301 deployed FA 85024 GYRE July 24-26, 1985). Page Valentine agreed to use submersible JOHNSON SEA-LINK on the first day of his Georges Bank cruise (detailed in cruise report 86011). SEA-LINK successfully released mooring 301.

Staff: Bradford Butman, John Moody

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Submersible used to recover mooring part was part of Page Valentine's cruise, FA 86011.


Rodgers Pass, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.65528419 South: 42.43111534 West: -68.89765467 East: -68.57454466


photo of Johnson Sea-link
Johnson Sea-link

Mary Louise



Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Chief scientist's cruise report including personnel, daily narrative, cruise highlights, and trackmap.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1986-012-FA-OM-001 (Gulf of Maine mooring data)

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