Other ID: HB1-01 (Hingham Bay); IB C-1-01-BH
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Martin, Jennifer Morford (WHOI)
Information Specialist(s): PARTNER
Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect short cores for Metal Flux Study in order to test gel probes against the centrifuge pore water extraction method. Samples were collected around the long-term Station 8 in the Boston Harbor study. Target position: 42deg 17 min 28.688 sec N, 070 deg 55 min 48.507 sec W. This location is west of the typical Station 8 in order to avoid a concentrated mat of Ampilisca (amphipod) tubes. These tubes make it diffcult to cut the core for pore water studies.
Start Port/Location: Coast Guard station at Point Allerton, Hull, MA
End Port/Location: Coast Guard station at Point Allerton, Hull, MA
Start Date: 2001-01-30
End Date: 2001-01-30
Equipment Used: DGPS, Digital camera, Push corer (wh)
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 8 short cores were taken by pushing core tube with the fiberglass barrels. Water depth was 20-26 feet, depending on tide height. Camera attached to the core tube was a great help in choosing the initial coring site, for assessing ship swing while on anchor, and for determining how far to push in the core tubes. Data Curator: Jennifer Morford (WHOI). Short Cores: 8
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner
WHOI: Jennifer Morford
Notes: Project = Flux of Metals from Contaminated Sediments, Flux of Metals from Contaminated Sediments
Hingham Bay, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
|North: 42.3||South: 42.28||West: -70.94||East: -70.92|
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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.
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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.