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Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-020-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): John Moody

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover tripods #285 and 286.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1984-10-22

End Date: 1984-10-22

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Tripods recovered: 2 (#285 deployed FA 84013 ASTERIAS Aug. 21, 1984; and #286 deployed FA 84032 ASTERIAS Sep. 6, 1984).

Staff: John Larson, John Moody, Joseph S. Newell, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
Val Wilson - WHOI



off Naushon Island, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.57732924 South: 41.52502961 West: -70.89516211 East: -70.77849233


photo of Asterias


Butman, B., Signell, R., Shoukimas, P., and Beardsley, R.C., 1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p., URL:


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise report (document not focused on specific equipment) Minimal Chief Scientist's report including personnel and activity, as well as mooring location map.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1984-020-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 286; 19840906-19841023)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1984-020-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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