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Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-006-FA

Other ID: NMFS HB0806; B-1-08-GK

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Vince Guida, NMFS, Sandy Hook, NJ; Jeremy Collie, URI

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Georges Bank habitat studies and seabed mapping.


Start Port/Location: Newport Naval Base, RI

End Port/Location: Newport Naval Base, RI

Start Date: 2008-08-13

End Date: 2008-08-26

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), SeaBOSS, CTD, Dredge, Trawl, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Reports; maps

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SEABOSS video/photo stations: 138; bottom temp stations: 138; sediment samples: 4; invasive tunicate Didemnum vexillum samples: 1. Additional otter trawl and bottom dredge samples taken for biological analysis collected and curated by Jeremy Collie, University of Rhode island.

Staff: Philip Bernard, Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
NOAA: Vince Guida; URI: Jeremy Collie
Nicole Lengyel

Notes: Mobe will begin on Monday, Aug. 11 at the Navy base in Newport, Rhode Island. Ship returns to Newport on Tuesday morning, Aug. 26. Original Center People field contained: At sea: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood; Mobe/demobe: PJ Bernard, Barry Irwin.
Project = Benthic Habitats: Geological and Biological Studies, Benthic Habitats: Geological and Biological Studies


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

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


photo of Henry B Bigelow
Henry B Bigelow



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Trawl --- Biology
2008-006-FA-SC-003 ( Additional otter trawl and bottom dredge samples for biological analysis.)
Dredge --- Biology
2008-006-FA-SC-002-01 ( D. vexillum sample identification)
2008-006-FA-SC-002 ( Invasive tunicate Didemnum vexillum samples: 1.)
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2008-006-FA-SC-001-01 ( Grain size analysis: Lab #s AX144, AX145, AX146, and AX147 in L. Poppe's sediments database.)
2008-006-FA-NL-001 ( Logs for CAMERA, )
Digital camera --- Photo
2008-006-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos: 292 deck photos of crew, equipment, processes, biological trawl catch, scenery, etc. by D. Blackwood.)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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