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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-013-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): Larry Mayer - NOAA; John Hughes-Clark - U. New Brunswick

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multibeam bathymetric and sidescan survey to finish southern, middle part of SBNMS (2nd cruise of 3 in 1995).


Start Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

End Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

Start Date: 1995-03-29

End Date: 1995-04-26

Equipment Used: DGPS, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, Simrad EM 1000

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: VeeAnn Atnipp Cross, William Danforth, Rebecca Drury, Peter W. Gill, Aaron Johnson, Eric A. Schmuck, Nancy K. Soderberg, Brenton B. Taylor, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
John Hughes-Clark - U. New Brunswick; Eddie Radford - NOS

Notes: Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project


Stellwagen Bank NMS, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.8 South: 42.32 West: -70.6 East: -70.03


photo of Creed


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:

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157, URL:

Valentine, P.C., Baker, Jessica, Unger, Tanya, and Polloni, Chris, 1998, Archive of the Simrad EM1000 processed multibeam data collected during the FREDERICK G. CREED surveys of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, April 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-130, 2 DVD-ROMs.

Valentine, P.C., Scully, Lian A., and Fuller, Sarah J., 2005, Sea floor ruggedness in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map I-2840-D, CD-ROM, URL:

Valentine, P.C., Unger, Tanya S., and Baker, Jessica L., 2000, Sun-illuminated sea floor topography of Quadrangle 2 in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2702.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Simrad EM 1000 --- Multibeam
DGPS --- Navigation
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-013-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of E/S SHOT BY T CHASE-MENLO)
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1995-013-FA-SO-001 ( microfilm of E/S SHOT BY T CHASE-MENLO)

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