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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-006-FA

Other ID: 85-4

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 moorings #290, 291 and 292, and deploy moorings #293, 294 and 295 in Buzzards Bay.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-03-28

End Date: 1985-04-09

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#290 deployed FA 85001 ASTERIAS Jan. 14, 1985; #291 and 292 both deployed FA 85002 ASTERIAS Jan. 28, 1985). Moorings deployed: 3 (#293 dragged for but no recovery information; #294 and 295 both recovered FA 85020 ASTERIAS Jun. 19-28, 1985).

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

Affiliate Staff:
Val Wilson - WHOI; Le Kentang - IO
China (Leg 2); Bian Jiaxi - IO
China (Leg 2)

Notes: There were three legs of this cruise: March 28 (Leg 1), March 29 (Leg 2), and April 9 (Leg 3).


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

North: 41.65803621 South: 41.53017005 West: -70.88150248 East: -70.68985946


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 report including personnel, daily narrative, and tabulation of information. Covers 3 legs.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1985-006-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 295; 19850409-19850619)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-006-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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