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Field Activity Details for field activity 1985-038-FA

Other ID: none

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: Recover tripod #302, deployed at 41.32 N and 70.48.16 W during Field Activity 85026.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1985-11-04

End Date: 1985-12-05

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: LEG 1: 11/04/1985 - Arrive at BBC mooring site with divers. Unable to find tripod after several attempts. LEG 2: 12/05/1985 - Search with divers using sidescan in 37 m radius. Tripod #302 found and recovered (deployed FA 85026 ASTERIAS Aug. 7-14, 1985).

Staff: Bradford Butman, John Larson, John Moody, Kenneth F. Parolski, William J. Strahle

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: Val Wilson
Terry Rioux - Leg 1
Ernie Charnette - Leg 1
Cheryl Ann Butman - Leg 2
Charlotte Fuller - Leg 2

Notes: Cruise included two legs: LEG 1, Nov. 4, 1985, and LEG 2, Dec. 5, 1985. Original Center People field contained: John Moody; William Strahle; John Larson; Brad Butman (Leg 2); Kenneth Parolski (Leg 2).


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

North: 41.55991942 South: 41.51034834 West: -70.82856853 East: -70.75875965


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, tabulated information include sidescan survey and trackmap with tripod location.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1985-038-FA-OM-001 (Buzzards Bay Mooring data)

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