Other ID: MH42-03
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner
Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso
Data Type(s): Visual Identification: Species ID, Sampling: Geology, Sampling: Biology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Biological Field Study: Experiments
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment cores at two long-term monitoring stations in Massachusetts Bay near the outfall for Boston's treated sewage.
Start Port/Location: Scituate Harbor, MA
End Port/Location: Scituate Harbor, MA
Start Date: 2003-06-12
End Date: 2003-06-12
Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera, DGPS, Corer - slow
Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The CHRISTOPHER ANDREW was a fine platform to do this work on a perfectly flat sea. Five good cores were collected at Station 3. One of these collected for Linda Kalnejais for her erosion experiment. Only two cores were collected at Station 2 because of a malfunction of the bottom closure mechanism. It did not snap into place immediately after pullout, allowing the sand to fall out of the core barrel.
Staff: Dirk Koopmans, John Crusius, Michael Casso, Michael Bothner, Dann Blackwood, Sandy Baldwin
Notes: Original Center People field contained: S. Baldwin, D. Blackwood, Mike Bothner, M. Casso, J. Crusius, and D. Koopmans: all sea-going scientists.
Project = The Massachusetts Bay Experiment, The Massachusetts Bay Experiment
Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
|North: 42.40682272||South: 42.34732339||West: -70.8426||East: -70.78737793|
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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.
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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
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.