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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-011-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom sampling and photography to ground truth multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data.


Start Port/Location: Chatham Harbor, MA

End Port/Location: Chatham Harbor, MA

Start Date: 2004-05-24

End Date: 2004-06-04

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 4 8-mm tapes of bottom video (A and B copies); 241 still photos of the sea floor (on CD-ROM); 79 sediment samples for textural analysis.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, David Foster, Katherine McMullen

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Sea and Lake Floor Mapping, Sea and Lake Floor Mapping


Cape Cod National Seashore, Race Point, Provincetown, Nauset Inlet, Eastham, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.15 South: 41.6 West: -70.28 East: -69.85


photo of Rafael


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:

Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Butman, B., Ackerman, S.D., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., and Blackwood, D.S., 2006, Geological interpretation of bathymetric and backscatter imagery of the sea floor off eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1048, DVD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2004-011-FA-OFR2005-1048 ( SSS, BATHY, BOTTOM PHOTOS)
2004-011-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-011-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)

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