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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-027-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Affiliate Investigator(s): Andrew Shepard, NOAA/NURC, Wilmington, NC

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterization and biological studies of Oculina deep water coral habitat using ROV, sediment grab, and listening devices. This is a NOAA cruise on a NASA ship. No USGS participants were on board, but sediment grab samples were taken and shipped to K. Scanlon.


Start Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL

End Port/Location: Port Canaveral, FL

Start Date: 2003-04-28

End Date: 2003-05-09

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, ROV

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Because of ship problems, the operation was switched from R/V LIBERTY STAR to R/V FREEDOM STAR half way through the cruise. 39 sediment grab samples were collected. Samples were collected by Leslie Sautter for Kathy Scanlon and were analyzed in Woods Hole.


Affiliate Staff:
Andrew Shepard
NOAA/NURC - Chief Scientist; Leslie Sautter
Coll. of Charleston - sed. sample; 9 others - biological studies

Notes: No USGS personnel will be on board the ship, but sediment samples will be taken for K. Scanlon. Data Curator: Leslie Sautter, College of Charleston.


Oculina Bank, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 28.5 South: 27.5 West: -80.1 East: -79.9


photo of Liberty Star
Liberty Star



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
2003-027-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)
ROV --- Photo

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