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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-011-FA

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Other ID: IB F-11-00-ST; FERL0011

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geological and biological observations; video/photo/grab sampling. Research area is 42deg05 N to 42deg48 N and 70deg02 W to 70deg36 W.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2000-06-05

End Date: 2000-06-09

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera, P-code GPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 63 stations total; 58 sediment samples, 63 video/photo tracks.

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Ben Gutierrez, Erika Hammar-Klose, Barry Irwin, Jeremy Malczyk, Joseph S. Newell, Christopher F. Polloni, Page Valentine, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobilization will be on Saturday, June 3 in Woods Hole. Depart Woods Hole early Monday, June 5. No sidescan sonar or other towed systems will be deployed. Note: mob date changed from Friday to Saturday am. Original Center People field contained: At sea: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, Malczyk, Chuck Worley, Hammar-Klose, Gutierrez, Polloni. Mob/demob: Joe Newell, Barry Irwin, Barton.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project
Information from Foghorn: SEABOSS system w/winch;video van;P-code navigation;geolink system;


Stellwagen Bank, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.405 South: 42.089 West: -70.612 East: -70.412


photo of Ferrel


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
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
2000-011-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
2000-011-FA-PH-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL)
Digital camera --- Photo
2000-011-FA-PH-002 (Deck photos of field activity operations)
P-code GPS --- Navigation

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