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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-058-FA

Other ID: HB-0902

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):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Video bottom, deploy benthic chambers, video chambers on bottom, take diver push cores and video coring process.


Start Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

End Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

Start Date: 2002-09-26

End Date: 2002-09-27

Equipment Used: DGPS, Benthic Chambers, Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Video gathered of bottom at station. Two chambers successfully deployed; 8 cores taken. Video was taken of chambers on bottom and coring operations.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:
Dave Olmsted
boat captain; Bill Martin
P.I.; Lary Ball

Notes: Station area: 43.2834677777778 N, 42.2834661111111 S, -70.9168902777778 W, -70.9168886111111 E. Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Chief Scientist; Dann Blackwood, photo tech, diver; Michael Casso, diver.


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

North: 42.3 South: 42.2 West: -71 East: -70.9


photo of Asterias


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
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-058-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation

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