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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-022-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): Peter Auster - NOAA/UCONN

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geological and biological sampling of biological habitats in area closed to fishing as of May 1, 1998.


Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Start Date: 1998-04-28

End Date: 1998-05-01

Equipment Used: ROV, ARGO

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This is a week of day-trips to sample and photo selected sites prior to closing of area to fishing. 36 photo/video stations; 24 sediment samples collected.

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Page Valentine, Kenneth E. Parolski, Jessica Baker, Joseph S. Newell, Tanya Unger

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Auster - Univ. of Connecticut

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, Tanya Unger, Jessica Baker; For mob/demob: Joe Newell, Bob Barton, Ken Parolski.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project


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

North: 42.8 South: 42.083 West: -70.6 East: -70.033


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


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:

Valentine, P.C., Gallea, Leslie B., Blackwood, Dann S., and Twomey, Erin R., 2010, Seabed photographs, sediment texture analyses, and sun-illuminated sea floor topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 469.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
ROV --- Photo
ARGO --- Photo
1998-022-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL)
1998-022-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)

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