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Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-003-FA

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Other ID: MH50-06

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 - WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Michael Casso, Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Geochemical: Experiments (geochemical), Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover an instrumented tripod (#805) at Massachusetts Bay Station A. Collect sediment cores at Stations 2 and 3. Deploy oxygen probe and benthic chambers. Collect water samples for determination of radium and radon concentrations.


Start Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

End Port/Location: Coast Guard Base, Boston, MA

Start Date: 2006-02-08

End Date: 2006-02-08

Equipment Used: Oxygen profiling system from Sayles, Benthic Chambers, DGPS, Digital camera, Water sampler, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: All activities were carried out successfully.

Staff: Sandy Baldwin, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Bothner, Michael Casso, John Crusius, Dirk Koopmans, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
J. Goudreau - WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Sea-going scientists: S. Baldwin, D. Blackwood, J. Borden, Mike Bothner, M. Casso, J. Crusius, D. Koopmans, Marinna Martini, R. Rendigs.
Project = Coastal Processes - Environmental Change in the NE U.S., Coastal Processes - Environmental Change in the NE U.S.


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

North: 42.4 South: 42.36667 West: -70.85 East: -70.75


photo of Marcus Hanna
Marcus Hanna


Bothner, M.H., and Butman, Bradford (eds.), 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.,

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL:

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., Hastings, M.E., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Rendigs, R.R., and Strahle, W.S., 2009, Long-term oceanographic observations in Massachusetts Bay, 1989 - 2006 (version 3): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 74,

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N., 2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Oxygen profiling system from Sayles --- Dissolved Oxygen
Benthic Chambers --- Experiments (geochemical)
DGPS --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2006-003-FA-PH-001 (Deck photos of field activity operations)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2006-003-FA-OM-001 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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