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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-003-FA

Other ID: MH33-00; IB H-3-00-MY

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recovery of moorings #611-615 and deployment of moorings #624-627 at the Boston Approach Buoy.


Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Start Date: 2000-05-09

End Date: 2000-05-10

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom platform, Corer - piston, Mooring tripod, Sediment traps, Camera- deep sea, Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Diving was not needed on this cruise. All instruments were recovered without a problem. Deployed moorings 611-614. Moorings deployed: 4 (#624, 625, 626 and 627, all recovered FA 00004 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 26-28, 2000). Moorings recovered: 5 (#611, 612, 613 and 614 all deployed FA 00002 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 15-16, 2000; and #615 deployed FA 00048 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Mar. 28-29, 2000).

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Jessica M. Cote, Courtney Harris, Roger Hubbell, Marinna Martini, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, Sunita Shah

Affiliate Staff:
G. Begley; Joanne Goudreau - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: At-sea participants: Jonathan Borden, Mike Bothner, Dann Blackwood, Michael Casso, Jessica Cote, Roger Hubbell, Courtney Harris, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Sunita Shah, and G. Begley. Mob and demob: Joseph Newell, Robert Barton. Original Submitted By field contained: Mike Bothner; edited by Jessica Cote.
Project = Massachusetts Bay Long-Term Monitoring, Massachusetts Bay Long-Term Monitoring


Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.3781 South: 42.1628 West: -70.7848 East: -70.6399


photo of Marcus Hanna
Marcus Hanna


Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p., URL:

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., Alexander, P.S., and Bothner, M.H., 2004, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay; May 1999 to September 1999; May 2000 to September 2000; and October 2001 to February 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 97, DVD-ROM, URL:

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL:

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM, URL:

Warner, J.C., Butman, B., and Dalyander, P. S., 2008, Storm-driven sediment transport in Massachusetts Bay: Continental Shelf Research, v. 28 no. 2, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2007.08.008.

Warner, J.C., Sherwood, Christopher R., Signell, Richard P., Harris, Courtney K., and Arango, Hernan G., 2008, Development of a three-dimensional, regional, coupled wave, current, and sediment-transport model: Computers and Geosciences, v. 34 no. 10, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2008.02.012.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Corer - piston --- Geology
2000-003-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
2000-003-FA-PH-001 ( film collection of TRIPOD 625; 20000509-20000926)
2000-003-FA-PH-002 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 1-230, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 231-460, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 461-711, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 711-749, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 760-790, )
Sediment traps --- Geology
Digital camera --- Photo
2000-003-FA-PH-003 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2000-003-FA-OM-001 ( DVD ROM disk of MASS BAY BOTHNER NOTEBOOKS, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 1-230, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 231-460, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 461-711, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 711-749, TRIPOD 625 BOSTON 760-790, )
2000-003-FA-OM-002 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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