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Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-005-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): Lawrence Poppe

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: Ground truth NOAA multibeam survey H11079 of Great Round Shoal with bottom sampling and photography.


Start Port/Location: Stage Harbor, Chatham, MA

End Port/Location: Stage Harbor, Chatham, MA

Start Date: 2006-07-24

End Date: 2006-07-27

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A total of 32 stations were occupied. Bottom photography was collected at all of the stations; sediment samples were collected at 28 of the stations.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, David Foster, Katherine McMullen, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Larry Poppe, Chief Scientist; Dave Foster, Ship Operator; Dann Blackwood, Photographer; Kate McMullen, Science Technician.
Project = Great Round Shoal, Great Round Shoal


Great Round Shoal, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.46667 South: 41.4 West: -70.0333 East: -69.81667


photo of Rafael


Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Moser, M.S., Stewart, H.F., and Glomb, K.A., 2007, Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes of Great Round Shoal Channel, offshore Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1138, DVD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2006-005-FA-SC-001-01 ( Grain size analysis: Lab #s AW386, AW387, AW388, AW389, AW390, AW391, AW392, AW393, AW394, AW395, AW396, AW397, AW398, AW399, AW400, AW401, AW402, AW403, AW404, AW405, AW406, AW407, AW408, AW409, AW410, AW411, AW412, AW413, AW414, AW415, AW416 and AW417 in L. Poppe's sediments database.)
2006-005-FA-PH-002 ( Bottom photos of sediments: 124 photos from 32 locations)
2006-005-FA-VD-001 ( 2 Hi-8 video tapes of bottom sediments.)
Digital camera --- Photo
2006-005-FA-PH-001 ( 50 deck photos by D. Blackwood)

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