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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-001-FA

Other ID: CH-98-03

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Affiliate Investigator(s): Christopher T. Gledhill, NOAA/NMFS, Pascagoula, MS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sediment sampling of shelf-edge habitats.


Start Port/Location: Cape Canaveral, FL

End Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

Start Date: 1998-03-05

End Date: 1998-03-29

Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Samples were collected by NOAA personnel for Scanlon.


Affiliate Staff:
Gary Fitzhugh - NOAA
Panama City
FL; Chris Gledhill - NOAA
MS; Cliff Harper - NASA
Stennis Space Center

Notes: Note: No USGS participants.
Project = Shelf Edge Habitats, Shelf Edge Habitats


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

North: 29.5 South: 24.5 West: -86 East: -82.5


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
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1998-001-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)

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