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Field Activity Details for field activity 1987-049-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, Chief Scientist, NMFS, Woods Hole, MA

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Submersible Observations

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Use submersible to study juvenile cod habitats on the Northern Edge of Georges Bank. Characterize habitats using video and photo imagery and sediment samples.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1987-07-25

End Date: 1987-07-31

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, Loran-C, Submersible Observation

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This was a NOAA/NMFS cruise using the Delta submersible which conducted 32 dives and collected video and photo imagery. All imagery archived at NMFS Northeast Science Center, Woods Hole, MA; total amount of imagery unknown to me. Copies of dive logs (69 pages) and cruise log (7 pages) archived at USGS, Woods Hole. Sediment sample analyses with metadata archived in database at USGS, Woods Hole and published in usSEABED: Atlantic Coast offshore surficial sediment data release, version 1.0; US Geological Survey Data Series 118, 2005. 8 sediment samples collected with Smith-McIntyre grab sampler; texture analysis performed at USGS Woods Hole in 1987; lab sample nos. are AE940-947.

Staff: Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
Dave Potter
George Bolz (NMFS
Woods Hole). Ian Perry (Canada DFO).



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

North: 43 South: 41 West: -68 East: -66


photo of John Wesley Powell
John Wesley Powell


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:

Reid, J.M., Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Hastings, M.E., Williams, S.J., and Poppe, L.J., 2005, usSEABED; Atlantic coast offshore surficial sediment data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118, Version 1.0, CD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Grab sampler --- Biology
1987-049-FA-SC-001-01 ( Grain size analysis: 8 analyses on 6 grab samples; lab records AE940, AE941, AE942, AE943, AE944, AE945, AE946, and AE947.)
1987-049-FA-SC-001 ( Grab samples: 8 sediment samples collected with Smith-McIntyre grab sampler; 6 samples stored.)
Loran-C --- Navigation
Submersible Observation --- Submersible Observations

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