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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-051-FA

Other ID: HB-1003

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Using SCUBA divers, collect 8 sediment cores from Hull Bay (Station 8) for geochemical analysis.


Start Port/Location: Hingham, MA

End Port/Location: Hingham, MA

Start Date: 2003-10-24

End Date: 2003-10-24

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Niskin water sampler, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Using SCUBA divers, collected 8 sediment cores from Hull Bay (Station 8) for geochemical analysis. Cores were collected at 42.291533 N Lat, 70.9293166 W Long. WHOI retained cores 8-1 through 8-5. USGS retained cores 8-6 through 8-8.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Charles Worley, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:
From WHOI: Joanne Goudreau - scientist
Bill Martin - scientist

Notes: Dann Blackwood and Michael Casso will be the USGS divers. Chuck Worley, boat captain, is the Dive Safety Officer. Data Curator: Joanne Goudreau.


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

North: 42.29167 South: 42.29111 West: -70.9303 East: -70.92972


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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:

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., and Bothner, Michael H., 2010, The release of dissolved nutrients and metals from coastal sediments due to resuspension: Marine Chemistry, v. 121 no. 1-4, pp. 224–235, doi: 10.1016/j.marchem.2010.05.002.

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
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
2003-051-FA-SC-001 ( core samples)

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