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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-049-FA

Other ID: T-0904

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): Bill Martin, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Geochemical: Experiments, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To deploy oxygen profiler and benthic chambers and collect 6 cores from Station 7 (in Cape Cod Bay SW of Provincetown). The slow corer will be used in the gravity mode and the piston mode.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2004-09-08

End Date: 2004-09-08

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Corer - piston, Benthic Chambers, Video camera - deep sea, Oxygen profiling system from Sayles

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Deployed oxygen profiler and two benthic chambers, and collected 6 cores from Station 7 (in Cape Cod Bay SW of Provincetown). The slow corer was used in the gravity mode and the piston mode.

Staff: Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Bill Martin and Joanne Goudreau (WHOI) participated at sea.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Mike Bothner, Michael Casso and Richard Rendigs all participated at sea. Data Curator: W. Martin.
Project = Nutrient, metal fluxes from contaminated sediments, Nutrient, metal fluxes from contaminated sediments


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

North: 42 South: 41.95 West: -70.3 East: -70.2


photo of Tioga


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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Corer - piston --- Geology

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