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Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-011-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, James Lindholm - NURP/UCONN

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sampling (video, photo, sediment) and sub-bottom profiling.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1999-03-18

End Date: 1999-03-26

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, DGPS, Grab sampler, Camera- deep sea, Video camera - deep sea, ARGO

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Short stop in Boston on Mar. 21 to exchange personnel via small boat. Total stations 104; video and photo 104; sediment samples 82 stations. Sub-bottom profiling 425 km.

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, David Foster, Thomas O'Brien, Nancy K. Soderberg, Page Valentine, Kenneth E. Parolski, Jessica Baker, Joseph S. Newell, Barbara A. Seekins, Tanya Unger

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Auster
James Lindholm

Notes: Original Center People field contained: At sea: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, Jessica Baker, Terry Unger, Ken Parolski, Tom O'Brien, Nancy Soderberg, Barbara Seekins, Dave Foster; Mob/demob: Joe Newell, Bob Barton.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project


Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic,

North: 42.8 South: 42.03 West: -70.6 East: -70.03


photo of Delaware II
Delaware 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:

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
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Grab sampler --- Biology
1999-011-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1999-011-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
ARGO --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation

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