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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-028-FA

Other ID: M1-02-NC, M102NC, M-01-02-NC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ian Hartwell (NOAA)

Information Specialist(s): Ellen Mecray

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Biology, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collaborate with NOAA NS&T and Sanctuary programs and with Western CMGP to collect sediment grab samples on the central California shelf for analysis of sediment texture, chemical composition, and accumulation of contaminants.


Start Port/Location: San Francisco, CA

End Port/Location: San Francisco, CA

Start Date: 2002-02-28

End Date: 2002-03-06

Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen , Grab sampler, Niskin water sampler, Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, Push corer (wh), Plankton nets

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: On 10/21/2003, proprietorship of 58 dried samples was transferred to Donell Frank at B&B Laboratories in College Station, Texas for permanent storage. For more information, contact Donell Frank. per Jim Bischoff. Owens Lake subsamples can be shipped to Denver. Core material is already in Denver. Location of core is: 36deg22.85'N, 117deg57.95'W.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:
Michael Torresan; Ian Hartwell (Chief Scientist and NOAA PI) - NOAA ST&T program; 3 program staff; 4 NOAA Sanctuary staff

Notes: Cruise is in response to a short-notice request for assistance from NOAA to collect deep water samples. Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood: deployment of gear, photography of sediment/sea floor, and collection of sediment samples; Michael Torresan.


Farallon Islands, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, California, United States, North America, North Pacific;

North: 37.95185 South: 36.60671 West: -123.449 East: -121.60767


photo of Mcarthur


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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
Plankton nets --- Biology
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-028-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operatio)
Grab sampler --- Biology
2002-028-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of DECK GRABS FARALLONS, )
2002-028-FA-NL-002 ( CD ROM disk of DECK GRABS FARALLONS, )
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
2002-028-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)

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