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Field Activity Details for field activity 1986-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Gregory Lough, NMFS

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Submersible, sidescan, and sampling on Northeast Peak; assessment of juvenile cod abundance and habitat, sedimentary processes and environments, and bottom currents.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1986-08-03

End Date: 1986-08-14

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Klein 531 sidescan, Nikonos camera, Video camera - deep sea, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Northstar 7000 LORAN-C

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 45 sediment samples collected. Sidescan sonar survey conducted and juvenile cod contour taken.

Staff: Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
Gregory Lough
Chief Scientist; Dave Potter
NMFS; Peter Anditore
NMFS; John Nielsen
Canada Dept. Fisheries & Oceans; Dave Bieber
Bieber Assoc.

Notes: Project Title: Biostratigraphic and Depositional framework-- U.S. Atlantic Margin (9590-02998) 1986, Leg III of NOAA summer mission.
Project = Biostratigraphic, Depositional Framework Atlantic Margin, Biostratigraphic, Depositional Framework Atlantic Margin


eastern Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.1 South: 41.33 West: -66.4 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
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
Northstar 7000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
1986-014-FA-SC-001 ( SUBMERSIBLE SAMPLE samples)

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