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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-020-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ellen Mecray

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment grabs, cores, and bottom photos/video for sea floor characterization, sidescan verification, toxicity and geochemical analysis.


Start Port/Location: Caven Point, NJ

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1998-09-23

End Date: 1998-09-30

Equipment Used: DGPS, Corer - piston, Grab sampler, Sidescan sonar, Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Bradford Butman, Barry Irwin, Marilyn ten Brink, Ellen Mecray, Erin Galvin, Joseph S. Newell, Jamey Currence

Affiliate Staff:
T. Komado - Rutgers University - sampling

Notes: This sampling cruise is companion cruise to the NY Mapping cruise (98013), which it will immediately follow. Original Center People field contained: Brad Butman and Marilyn ten Brink (co-Chief Scientists); Ellen Mecray, Erin Galvin, Jamey Reid (sampling); Barry Irwin (ET); Dann Blackwood (photo); Joe Newell (Mob).
Project = NY Bight Mapping and Sampling, NY Bight Mapping and Sampling


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

North: 40.5333 South: 40.0386 West: -73.9712 East: -73.2638


photo of Alpha & Omega II
Alpha & Omega II


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:

Butman, B., Gutierrez, Benjamin T., Buchholtz ten Brink, Marilyn, Schwab, William C., Blackwood, Dann S., Mecray, Ellen L., and Middleton, Tammie J., 2003, Photographs of the sea floor offshore of New York and New Jersey: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-470, DVD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
1998-020-FA-SC-001 ( CORE, GRAB samples)
Corer - piston --- Geology
1998-020-FA-SC-002 ( CORE, GRAB samples)
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan

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