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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-026-FA

Other ID: 85-11

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 tripods #298 and 299 and subsurface mooring 300. Deploy tripods #302 and 304 and subsurface mooring 303.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-08-07

End Date: 1985-08-14

Equipment Used: Camera- deep sea, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 3 (#302, recovered FA 85038 Nov. 4, Dec. 5, 1985); 303 and 304 both recovered FA 85036 ASTERIAS Oct. 22-23, 1985). Moorings recovered: 3 (#298, 299 and 300 deployed FA 85020 ASTERIAS Jun. 19-28, 1985).

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Charlotte Fuller (Leg 1)
Cheryl Ann Butman (Leg 1)
Noelette Conway (Leg 1); BHS: Sally Clifton (Leg 2)

Notes: Cruise included two legs: LEG 1 - 08/07/1985; LEG 2 - 08/14/1985.


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

North: 41.66185518 South: 41.53325414 West: -70.87966919 East: -70.68725068


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 tabulated information.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1985-026-FA-PH-001 (film collection of TRIPOD 304; 19850814-19851022)
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-026-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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