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Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-011-FA

Other ID: DLWR9911

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Peter Auster, James Lindholm - NURP/UCONN

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sampling (video, photo, sediment) and sub-bottom profiling.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1999-03-18

End Date: 1999-03-26

Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, Camera- deep sea, 3.5 kHz, DGPS, SeaBOSS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Short stop in Boston on Mar. 21 to exchange personnel via small boat. Total stations 104; video and photo 104; sediment samples 82 stations. Sub-bottom profiling 425 km.

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, David Foster, Thomas O'Brien, Nancy K. Soderberg, Page Valentine, Kenneth F. Parolski, Jessica Baker, Joseph S. Newell, Barbara A. Seekins, Tanya Unger

Affiliate Staff:
Peter Auster
James Lindholm

Notes: Original Center People field contained: At sea: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, Jessica Baker, Terry Unger, Ken Parolski, Tom O'Brien, Nancy Soderberg, Barbara Seekins, Dave Foster; Mob/demob: Joe Newell, Bob Barton.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project
Information from Foghorn: video/photo sampling system;big blue winch;P-code navigation w/bridge monitor;geolink;SIS 1000 sub-bottom with winch;small van;at-sea sub-bottom processing;


Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic,

North: 42.82405759 South: 42.40700937 West: -70.64662306 East: -69.97469705


photo of Delaware II
Delaware II


Valentine, P.C., and Gallea, L.B., 2015, Seabed maps showing topography, ruggedness, backscatter intensity, sediment mobility, and the distribution of geologic substrates in quadrangle 6 of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3341, 10 sheets, scale 1:25,000, and 21-p. pamphlet,

Valentine, P.C., Gallea, L.B., Blackwood, D.S., and Twomey, E.R., 2010, Seabed photographs, sediment texture analyses, and sun-illuminated sea floor topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 469, available at

Valentine, P.C., Baker, J.L., Unger, T.S., Scully, L.A., and Fuller, S.J., 2005, Sea floor image maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topography, backscatter intensity, ruggedness, slope, and the distribution of boulder ridges and bedrock outcrops in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 2840,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
1999-011-FA-PH-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL)
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
DGPS --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
1999-011-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)

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