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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-035-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): Joanne Goudreau and Fred Sayles, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy oxygen profiling instrument at long-term Monitoring Stations 3 and 2; test grab sampler.


Start Port/Location: Hull, MA

End Port/Location: Hull, MA

Start Date: 2003-06-17

End Date: 2003-06-17

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Water sampler

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Profiler worked well from boat. Profiles were downloaded at sea. Grab was deployed on starboard side, aft position. Sampler rested on gunnel with stability pipe in other hole and sample buckets over side of vessel for sampling and clean-out. Davit was of adequate height. Starboard davit was guyed to port side davit. Hardly a measurable list occurred during pullout. Sample was good with excellent penetration. Weather and tide didn't allow visit to site 2. Osprey Oxygen profiler was deployed and recovered twice at site 3. Small Van Veen grab was tested from davit in Boston Harbor in thirty feet of water near Perry Cove at 42 17.978 N, 70 56.425 W.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, David Foster, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Joanne Goudreau
responsible for the deployment and operation of the oxygen profiler.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dave Foster, boat captain; Charles Worley, boat crew and assistant scientist; Dann Blackwood, video and sampling technician. Data Curator: Joanne Goudreau. Original Submitted By field contained: Mike Bothner; D. Blackwood.


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

North: 42.4 South: 42.36667 West: -70.8333 East: -70.8


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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
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Water sampler --- Chemistry

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