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Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-025-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Michael Field - CMGP-Menlo Park

Information Specialist(s): Michael Bothner

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sediment coring in reef embayments and in the shallow lagoon inshore of coral reef. Purpose of sampling is to determine recent rates of sediment accumulation in areas where the reef health is degraded.


Start Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

End Port/Location: Kaunakakai, Molokai, HI

Start Date: 1999-04-14

End Date: 1999-04-14

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler, Corer - gravity, GPS - Handheld

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SCUBA diving was used to a max. depth of 60 feet. Most observations of coral and sampling will be accomplished by snorkeling. Each of the field party collected sediment samples and photographed the bottom. The fluff sampler, slide hammer corer, and grab sampler were tested on this cruise.

Staff: Joseph S. Newell, Peter W. Gill, Michael Field, Michael Bothner, Robert Barton

Affiliate Staff:
Susie Cochran
Hank Chezar
and Pat Chavez

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Michael Field, Mike Bothner, Susie Cochran, Peter Gill, Hank Chezar, and Pat Chavez. Bob Barton and Joe Newell helped with mobilization and shipping of gear.
Project = Geologic Studies of Coral Reefs, Geologic Studies of Coral Reefs


south side of Molokai, Hawaiian Islands, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 21.18 South: 21 West: -157.333 East: -156.666


photo of Prowler



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation
Corer - gravity --- Geology
1999-025-FA-SC-002 ( CORE, GRAB samples)
Grab sampler --- Biology
1999-025-FA-SC-001 ( CORE, GRAB samples)

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