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Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-003-FA

Other ID: HB0108; T-1-08-BH

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

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect 6 sediment cores and bottom water from Hingham Bay, Station 8.


Start Port/Location: Hewitt's Cove, Hingham, MA

End Port/Location: Hewitt's Cove, Hingham, MA

Start Date: 2008-01-07

End Date: 2008-01-07

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The TIOGA met us in Hewitt's Cove at 0930 hrs after travelling from Woods Hole that morning. We were back at the dock with all samples about 1300 and back at the lab in Woods Hole at 1505. The dive took place just after high tide. Currents on the ebb at this site were very weak, somewhat of a disadvantage for diver visibility. The weak currents were predicted by Rich Signell's model, which he kindly ran before the cruise. A surface marker was placed on the sampling site and served as a useful physical reference for deployment of the camera and sampling gear. A few minutes of video of the sea floor at Station 8 were collected to confirm the absence of biological mats or disturbance from anchor, lobster pots, etc. The bottom looked ideal for sampling. Six good cores were collected. Bottom water was also collected for TSS, oxygen, and for the erosion and incubation experiment.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Bothner

Affiliate Staff:
J. Goudreau
WHOI Chemist; S. Baldwin
Volunteer Diver; and P. Lohmann
WHOI Diver

Notes: Project = Coastal Geological Processes and Long-Term, Coastal Geological Processes and Long-Term


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

North: 42.3 South: 42.28333 West: -70.9333 East: -70.91667


photo of Tioga



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
2008-003-FA-PH-001 ( 24 deck/operations photos by D. Blackwood.)
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
2008-003-FA-SC-001-03 ( M. Casso's spreadsheet summarizing carbon analysis results.)

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