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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-006-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Robert Reid, NOAA Fisheries; Jeremy Collie, URI

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Benthic habitats studies and mapping.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2007-07-02

End Date: 2007-07-13

Equipment Used: CTD, Dredge, ARGO, Trawl, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 99 USGS SEABOSS video/photo transects; 77 USGS bottom temp. records; 8 USGS Didemnum sp. samples; 4 NOAA 30-liter water samples; 55 NOAA Seabird CTD stations; 19 URI Naturalist dredge stations; 12 URI otter trawl stations. USGS data archived at USGS Woods Hole, MA (Valentine). NOAA Fisheries data archived at NMFS Woods Hole (Reed). URI data archived at URI, Narragansett, RI (Collie).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
NOAA Fisheries: Robert Reid
Shayla Williams; URI: Jeremy Collie
Nicole Lengyel
Daniel Siriala; DFO Canada: Andrea Locke.

Notes: Project = Atlantic Benthic Habitats, Atlantic Benthic Habitats


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42.2 South: 41.65 West: -67.85 East: -66.3


photo of Delaware II
Delaware II


Lengyel, N.L., Collie, Jeremy S., and Valentine, Page C., 2009, The invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum on Georges Bank - ecological effects and genetic identification: Aquatic Invasions, v. 4 no. 1, URL:

Valentine, P.C., Carman, Mary R., Dijksta, Jennifer, and Blackwood, Dann S., 2009, Larval recruitment of the invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum, seasonal water temperatures in New England coastal and offshore waters, and implications for spread of the species: Aquatic Invasions, v. 4 no. 1, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Trawl --- Biology
Dredge --- Biology
ARGO --- Photo
2007-006-FA-PH-001 ( Bottom photos 1605 photos on 7-DVD taken by 35mm SeaBOSS camera. )
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-006-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field activity operations.)

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