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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-027-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Bradford Butman, William Schwab, Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Mead Allison - TAMU; Robert Woolsey - Marine Minerals Technology Center; Jim Latimer

Information Specialist(s): Mead Allison

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Imagery: Video

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain about 25 cores (order of 5 m long) to assist in developing stratigraphy of New York Bight and in interpretation of high-resolution seismic and sidescan sonar observations.


Start Port/Location: Caven Point, NJ

End Port/Location: Caven Point, NJ

Start Date: 1997-07-04

End Date: 1997-07-12

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler, Alpine Vibracorer, Video camera - deep sea

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Twenty-three stations were occupied in total. At each site a grab sample and 1-2 minutes of bottom video were collected. Vibracores of 40-485 cm length (7.5 cm diameter) were collected at 17 of the sites.

Staff: Linda Lotto, Shannon McDaniel

Affiliate Staff:
Mead Allison
Mike Lee
Dan Lanier
Mary Howley - TAMU; Robert Woolsey
2 other personnel - MMTC; Frank Morgan - UDEL student

Notes: Original Submitted By field contained: Brad Butman, Mead Allison.
Project = NY-NJ EEZ Mapping - Vibracore Survey of NY Bight, NY-NJ EEZ Mapping - Vibracore Survey of NY Bight


New York Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 40.554 South: 40.181 West: -73.974 East: -73.503


photo of Anderson


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
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
DGPS --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
1997-027-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Video camera - deep sea --- Video

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