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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-058-FA

Other ID: IB O-58-00-GM

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Affiliate Investigator(s): Christopher C. Koenig, Florida State University

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: ROV video of sea floor and sediment grab sampling to support interpretation of sidescan data of shelf-edge habitats. Also fish sampling by cooperators from NOAA/NMFS and Florida State University.


Start Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

End Port/Location: Pascagoula, MS

Start Date: 2000-03-05

End Date: 2000-03-11

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Video camera - deep sea, Trawl

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 90 sediment grab samples obtained; 15 ROV video stations (1 - 2 hours of video each).

Staff: Peter Briere, Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Affiliate Staff:
C. Koenig
co-chief scientist (biologist
FSU); M. Bahnick
field party chief (biologist
NMFS); J. Brusher (biologist
NMFS); A. David (biologist
NMFS); D. DeVries (biologist
NMFS); G. Fitzhugh (biologist
NMFS); J. Mikulas (biologist
NMFS); C. Palmer (biologist
NMFS); F. Coleman (biologist
FSU); R. van der Beek (student intern
NMFS); K. Davis (biologist
Center for Marine Conservation)

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Kathy Scanlon (geologist, co-chief scientist), Peter Briere (GIS and Navigation).
Project = Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Habitat Study, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Habitat Study


northeastern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 29.5 South: 28 West: -86 East: -84.5


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Coleman, F.C., Koenig, Christopher C., Scanlon, Kathryn M., Heppell, Scott, Heppell, Selina, and Miller, Margaret W., 2010, Benthic habitat modification through excavation by red grouper, Epinephelus morio, in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: The Open Fish Science Journal, v. 3, doi: 10.2174/1874401X01003010001.

Scanlon, K.M., Coleman, Felicia C., and Koenig, Christopher C., 2005, Pockmarks on the outer shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico; gas-release features or habitat modifications by fish?, in Barnes, P.W., and Thomas, J.P., eds., Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing: American Fisheries Society Symposium 41, v. 41.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Trawl --- Biology
DGPS --- Navigation
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
2000-058-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)

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