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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-001-FA

Other ID: 85-1

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 2 tripods; recover and deploy 1 subsurface mooring.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-01-14

End Date: 1985-01-14

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#290 recovered FA 85006 ASTERIAS Mar. 28 - Apr. 9, 1985). Moorings recovered: 3 (#287 and 288 deployed FA 84021 ASTERIAS Oct. 25, 1984; #289 deployed FA 84022 ASTERIAS Nov. 8, 1984).

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

Affiliate Staff:
Val Wilson (WHOI)



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

North: 41.65695321 South: 41.53017005 West: -70.88065806 East: -70.69060171


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 cruise indicating personnel, narrative of day,and tabulation of information.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1985-001-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 289; 19841108-19850114)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-001-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards bay mooring data)

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