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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-024-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Reid, NMFS; Jeremy Collie, URI

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Habitat mapping and process studies.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2002-08-19

End Date: 2002-08-30

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, CTD, Dredge, ARGO, Trawl, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Total of 150 stations occupied; 31 sediment samples; 68 benthic invert samples; 17 naturalist dredge samples; 60 video transects; 99 photo transects.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Madhavi Mamidipalli, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Georges Bank Benthic Habitats Studies, Georges Bank Benthic Habitats Studies


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.1 South: 40.4 West: -69.4 East: -66.5


photo of Albatross IV
Albatross IV


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., Collie, Jeremy S., Reid, Robert N., Asch, Rebecca G., Guida, Vince G., and Blackwood, Dann S., 2007, The occurrence of the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. on Georges Bank gravel habitat - ecological observations and potential effects on groundfish and scallop fisheries: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 342 no. 1, doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.038.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Trawl --- Biology
Dredge --- Biology
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2002-024-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
ARGO --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-024-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)

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