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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Affiliate Investigator(s): Churchill Grimes - NOAA

Information Specialist(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan survey of grouper spawning habitat.


Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

End Port/Location: Panama City, FL

Start Date: 1997-03-20

End Date: 1997-03-31

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, DGPS, Echosounder, GeoPulse system, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar, ISIS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 100 line-km of boomer data; 1185 line-km of sidescan sonar and 3.5 data.

Staff: Jane Denny, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach, Kenneth E. Parolski, Scott Harrison

Affiliate Staff:
Cliff Harper - NOAA (E.T.)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Kathy Scanlon (Ch.Sci.); Ken Parolski (E.T.); Jane Denny (sidescan sonar processing); Scott Harrison (sidescan sonar processing).
Project = West Florida Shelf Edge Habitat Mapping, West Florida Shelf Edge Habitat Mapping


west Florida shelf edge, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.63267 South: 24.89983 West: -86.2407 East: -83.65783


photo of Chapman


Briere, P.R., Scanlon, Kathryn M., Gledhill, Christopher T., Koenig, Christopher C., and Fitzhugh, Gary, 1999, West Florida Shelf; sidescan-sonar and sediment data from shelf-edge habitats in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-589, CD-ROM, URL:

Scanlon, K.M., Coleman, Felicia C., and Koenig, Christopher C., 2005, Pockmarks on the outer shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico; gas-release features or habitat modifications by fish?, in Barnes, P.W., and Thomas, J.P., eds., Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing: American Fisheries Society Symposium 41, v. 41.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Sidescan mosaic ( )
ISIS --- Sidescan
GeoPulse system --- Sub Bottom Profiler
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1997-005-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Bathymetry GIS data ( )

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