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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-003-FA

Other ID: 85-3

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): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Check locations of tripods #291 and 292. Establish marker for tripod #291.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-02-15

End Date: 1985-02-19

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: LEG 1, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole to check location of Tripod #291. Ttripod not in place; returned to dock for additional equipment. LEG 2, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Made 4 ranges to establish location of tripod; left Norwegian float in vicinity; returned to WHOI dock. LEG 3, 2/19: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Picked up Norwegian float and made 3 additional ranges; tripod snagged on 3rd pass with grappling hook (tripod had been dragged about 100 m by ice); returned Tripod #291 to bottom at same location. Departed to site of Tripod #292; tripod was upright and surface float sighted. Returned to WHOI dock.

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson



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

North: 41.65917623 South: 41.52971309 West: -70.81771332 East: -70.68931061


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) Chief Scientist's cruise narrative describing ship movement, personnel, and equipment.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-003-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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