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Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-021-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: Deploy tripod #287 and subsurface mooring #288; collect mud grab samples.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1984-10-25

End Date: 1984-10-25

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#287 and 288 recovered FA 85001 ASTERIAS Jan. 14, 1985). Mud grab samples collected.

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Charlotte Fuller



East Phinney Rock, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.55556 South: 41.49572105 West: -70.8772 East: -70.76911926


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) Brief Chief Scientist's report including personnel, narrative, and map of mooring locations.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1984-021-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 287; 19841025-19850114)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1984-021-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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