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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-002-FA

Other ID: 85-2

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: Place tripod #291 at Cleveland Ledge station. Retrieve tripod #292 from WHOI and place at mid-channel site.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-01-28

End Date: 1985-01-28

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#291 and 292, both recovered FA 85006 ASTERIAS Mar. 28 - Apr. 29, 1985).

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson



Cleveland Ledge, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.65860624 South: 41.53222613 West: -70.81924438 East: -70.68778621


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, day narrative, and tabulation of information.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1985-002-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 292; 19850128-19850328)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-002-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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