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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-065-FA

Other ID: IB A-65-00-ST; CAND0065

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): Biological Field Study: Experiments (biological), Biological Field Study: Surveys (biological), Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Video/still imagery and sediment sampling in SBNMS.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2000-09-05

End Date: 2000-09-11

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

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 82 stations; 50 sediment samples, 81 video/photo tracks.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Tammie Middleton, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobe will be in Scituate on Sep. 5; demobe on Sep. 11 in Scituate; small blue winch will be connected to ship's hydraulic system. Operations will be day trips out of Scituate, MA. Original Center People field contained: P. Valentine, D. Blackwood, T. Middleton, S. Fuller.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project
Information from Foghorn: P-code navigation, SEABOSS with small winch and yellow control box;


Stellwagen Bank NMS, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.37534153 South: 42.07851906 West: -70.61186412 East: -70.43762055


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


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
2000-065-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
2000-065-FA-PH-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL)
Digital camera --- Photo
2000-065-FA-PH-002 (Deck photos of field activity operations )
P-code GPS --- Navigation

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