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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-003-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground validation of geophysical mapping done in previous surveys: bottom sampling, photography, and coring.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2007-09-06

End Date: 2007-09-15

Equipment Used: DGPS, SeaBOSS, Alpine Vibracorer, Digital camera

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The survey occupied xx stations on the inner shelf off the South Shore coast and northern Cape Cod Bay (the areas previously surveyed with geophysics in cruises FA 06012, FA 07001, and FA 07002). Photographic data were collected at 183 stations; grab samples were collected at 128 stations. Seventeen vibracores were collected, ranging up to 4.2 m long.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Walter Barnhardt, Dann Blackwood, Brian Buczkowski, Emily Himmelstoss, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf, Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf
Information from Foghorn: SEABOSS and Rossfelder vibracorer (borrowed from WHOI);


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

North: 42.32301645 South: 41.92407858 West: -70.81574228 East: -70.18523723


photo of Connecticut


Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, S.D., Baldwin, W.E., and Barnhardt, W.A., 2010, Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf—Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1006, 1 DVD-ROM, available at

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.D., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow geology, seafloor texture, and physiographic zones of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1157, 53 p.,


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Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Sample log (document not focused on specific equipment) Log of SEABOSS and coring samples including date, time, description. Cores have lat/long coordinates. Also has personnel and equipment lists.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
2007-003-FA-VD-002 (18-dvd set of down-looking bottom video. )
2007-003-FA-SC-001 (grab samples)
Alpine Vibracorer --- Geology
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-003-FA-PH-001 (Deck photos of field activity operation)

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