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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-049-FA

Other ID: HB-0702

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jennifer Morford, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collected 5 sediment cores (~25 cm of sed. recovered in each core) from Hull Bay with SCUBA divers. Cores were sectioned and analyzed by WHOI scientists (Jen Morford and Linda Kalnejais). Sediment and pore water samples were analyzed.


Start Port/Location: Hewitt's Cove, Hingham, MA

End Port/Location: Hewitt's Cove, Hingham, MA

Start Date: 2002-07-08

End Date: 2002-07-08

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Niskin water sampler, Video camera - deep sea, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived: Samples and Chemical Analysis

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Kenneth E. Parolski, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Jennifer Morford
lead scientist from WHOI

Notes: In case of bad weather on July 8, this trip will take place on Tuesday, July 9. SCUBA Dive Alert form has been filled out by Rick Rendigs. Original Center People field contained: Kenneth Parolski - boat operator; Mike Bothner - chief scientist; Michael Casso and Richard Rendigs - divers. Data Curator: Jennifer Morford.


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

North: 42.29135 South: 42.29135 West: -70.9298 East: -70.92978


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:

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:

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
Niskin water sampler --- Chemistry
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
2002-049-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)

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