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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-012-FA

Other ID: IB A-12-00-GK

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA/NMFS: Frank Almeida

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Biological and geological obs.; video/photo/grab sampling; trawling and sampling for invertebrates; habitat studies in Closed Area II, eastern Georges Bank.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2000-06-19

End Date: 2000-06-29

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, P-code GPS, SeaBOSS, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, ARGO, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 169 stations; 145 sediment/invertebrate bio samples, 169 video tracks, 157 photo tracks.

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Joseph S. Newell, Kenneth E. Parolski, Page Valentine, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
NOAA: Frank Almeida
Jason Link and others

Notes: NOTE: Mob on Wed. and Thurs. June 14, 15; demob Thurs. June 29. Original Center People field contained: At sea: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, and Chuck Worley; Mob/demob: Joe Newell, Ken Parolski, Barry Irwin, Barton.
Project = Georges Bank Habitats, Georges Bank Habitats


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 41.488 South: 40.378 West: -69.665 East: -66.547


photo of Albatross IV
Albatross IV


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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2000-012-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO GEORGES )
2000-012-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Grab sampler --- Biology
P-code GPS --- Navigation
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2000-012-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)

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