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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-022-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Martin, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Jan. 10: deployed two benthic chambers. On Jan. 16 the chambers were recovered. Eight diver push cores were collected.


Start Port/Location: Hingham, MA

End Port/Location: Hingham, MA

Start Date: 2002-01-10

End Date: 2002-01-16

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Benthic Chambers, Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed and recovered benthic chambers and took cores and video of bottom. Both chambers came up using release.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, David Nichols, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
B. Martin and Joanne Goudreau from WHOI for both days; Lary Ball (WHOI) for the recovery of cores on Jan. 16.

Notes: Note: change in pickup date to Jan. 15. Original Center People field contained: On Jan. 10: Ken Parolski, boat operator; Dann Blackwood, technician. On Jan. 15: Dave Nichols, boat operator; Dann Blackwood, science diver. Data Curator: B. Martin. Original Submitted By field contained: Mike Bothner, D. Blackwood.


Boston Harbor, Hull Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.28347 South: 42.28347 West: -70.9169 East: -70.91689


photo of Rafael


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:

Kalnejais, L.H., Martin, William R., Signell, Richard P., and Bothner, Michael H., 2007, Role of sediment resuspension in the remobilization of particulate-phase metals from coastal sediments: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 41 no. 7, doi: 10.1021/es061770z.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-022-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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