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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-052-FA

Other ID: IB F-1-01-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): Doug Weaver, USGS/BRD, Gainesville, FL

Information Specialist(s): Jill Rozycki

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sediment sampling of the Sanctuary and nearby areas for habitat mapping.


Start Port/Location: Galveston, TX

End Port/Location: Galveston, TX

Start Date: 2001-05-27

End Date: 2001-06-02

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Grab sampler - Van Veen , Multibeam swath bathymetry, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: David Walsh, Jill Rozycki

Affiliate Staff:
Doug Weaver
USGS/BRD and University of Florida
FL - biological sampling and UW video; James Piper
Texas A&M Applied Research Laboratories - UW video; Roger Banks
Texas A&M Applied Research Laboratories - UW video; Kevin Buch
NOAA Sanctuary program

Notes: Number of samples reported includes only benthic grab samples; additional UW video and biological samples not reported here. Original Center People field contained: Jill Rozycki (geologist) - sampling; Dave Walsh (tech) - sampling.
Project = Flower Garden Banks Habitat Mapping, Flower Garden Banks Habitat Mapping


Flower Garden Banks, northwest Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 28.03 South: 27.75 West: -93.94 East: -93.5


photo of Ferrel


Scanlon, K.M., Ackerman, Seth D., and Rozycki, Jill E., 2005, Sedimentary environments of east and west Flower Garden Banks area: Gulf of Mexico Science, v. 23 no. 1.

Scanlon, K.M., Ackerman, Seth D., and Rozycki, Jill E., 2003, Texture, carbonate content, and preliminary maps of surficial sediments of the Flower Garden Banks area, northwestern Gulf of Mexico outer shelf: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2003-2, CD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multibeam swath bathymetry --- Multibeam
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
2001-052-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)

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