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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-040-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): Geochemical: Experiments, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: On May 2, deployed 2 benthic chambers. On May 8 the chambers were recovered. Six diver push cores were collected.


Start Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

End Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

Start Date: 2002-05-02

End Date: 2002-05-08

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: Chambers deployed and recovered. Cores taken. Both chambers came up using release. Used blue vent plugs on core caps for first time: they worked well.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:
B. Martin
J. Goudreau
L. Ball (diver) from WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, technician; Barry Irwin, boat operator. Data Curator: B. Martin, J. Morford - WHOI. Original Submitted By field contained: Mike Bothner, D. Blackwood.


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

North: 42.28345 South: 42.28345 West: -70.9169 East: -70.91693


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
2002-040-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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