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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-065-FA

Other ID: IB A-65-00-ST

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Video/still imagery and sediment sampling in SBNMS.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2000-09-05

End Date: 2000-09-11

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, ARGO, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 82 stations; 50 sediment samples, 81 video/photo tracks.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Tammie Middleton, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobe will be in Scituate on Sep. 5; demobe on Sep. 11 in Scituate; small blue winch will be connected to ship's hydraulic system. Operations will be day trips out of Scituate, MA. Original Center People field contained: P. Valentine, D. Blackwood, T. Middleton, S. Fuller.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project


Stellwagen Bank NMS, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.441 South: 42.085 West: -70.598 East: -70.446


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


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
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2000-065-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL)
2000-065-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2000-065-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations )

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