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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-036-FA

Other ID: 85-13

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: Recovery of tripods #302 (BBC), #303 (BBB), and #304 (BBA).


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-10-22

End Date: 1985-10-23

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#303 and 304, both deployed FA 85026 ASTERIAS Aug. 7 and 14, 1985). Mooring #302 recovery attempted but not completed at this time.

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

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Terrence Rioux - diver (Leg 2 only)
Ernie Charette - diver (Leg 2 only)

Notes: Cruise included two legs: LEG 1 - 10/22/1985, LEG 2 - 10/23/1985. Original Center People field contained: John Moody, William Strahle, John Larson, Joseph Newell (Leg 1 only).


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

North: 41.66060124 South: 41.55403932 West: -70.88279357 East: -70.68809509


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
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-036-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay mooring data)

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