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Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-032-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect sediment samples for geochemical and geotechnical measurements. In addition to sediment samples, a short sidescan sonar survey will be conducted around transponders at the three tripod sites occupied by Butman.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1987-07-29

End Date: 1987-08-07

Equipment Used: Corer - piston, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Klein 531 sidescan, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Michael Bothner, Thomas O'Brien, Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, William Winters, Kenneth E. Parolski, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Brown; Tripp (WHOI)

Notes: This effort is part of the program in Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay designed to determine the transport and accumulation of pollutants in this urbanized estuary. Information derived from pre-cruise report; no post-cruise report found. Original Center People field contained: Joe Newell (alternate captain), Mike Bothner, Bill Winters, Rick Rendigs, Schneider, Lobinski, Brown, Larry Poppe, Tom O'Brien, Ken Parolski.


Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.25 South: 42.15 West: -71 East: -70.4


photo of Neecho


Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p., URL:

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
Corer - piston --- Geology
1987-032-FA-SC-001 ( CORE, GRAB, HAND SAMPLE samples)
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Loran-C --- Navigation

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