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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-054-FA

Other ID: HB-0604B

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Michael Bothner

Affiliate Investigator(s): William Martin (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover two benthic chambers in Hingham Bay and collect several diver-collected push cores. The benthic chambers were previously deployed by WHOI scientists W. Martin and J. Goudreau on 6/16/04 from the RAFAEL (HB-0604).


Start Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

End Port/Location: Hingham Harbor, MA

Start Date: 2004-06-23

End Date: 2004-06-23

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), SCUBA

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered 2 benthic chambers in Hingham Bay (Station 8) and collected 3 diver-collected push cores. The benthic chambers were previously deployed by WHOI scientists W. Martin and J. Goudreau on 6/16/04 from the RAFAEL (HB-0604). Core 8-3 had pre-installed fins for erosion chamber experiment. Cores 8-1 and 8-2 were shorter. All cores were retained by WHOI.

Staff: Barry Irwin, Charles Worley, Michael Casso

Affiliate Staff:
W. Martin and J. Goudreau (WHOI)

Notes: Drysuits will be necessary in the cold water. Due to shallow water depth (~20 feet), NITROX will not be needed. Original Center People field contained: Barry Irwin (boat operator), Michael Casso and Chuck Worley (divers).


Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.292 South: 42.291 West: -70.93 East: -70.931


photo of Rafael


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., 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
SCUBA --- Biology
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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