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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-029-FA

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Other ID: FERL0202

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geologic studies of benthic habitats in the Stellwagen Bank NMS region.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2002-09-09

End Date: 2002-09-13

Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, SeaBOSS

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Total of 24 stations occupied; 23 sediment samples; 23 video transects; 24 photo transects.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobe on Sunday, Sep. 8, in Boston at Coast Guard base; depart Monday, Sep. 9; demobe Friday, Sep. 13, in Woods Hole. Original Center People field contained: At sea: D. Blackwood. Mob/demob: J. Newell - mobe in Boston at Coast Guard base on Sunday, 08 Sep.; demobe in Woods Hole, Friday am, 13 Sep.
Project = Stellwagen Bank Benthic Habitats Studies, Stellwagen Bank Benthic Habitats Studies


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

North: 42.68097719 South: 42.32944672 West: -70.51375601 East: -70.25924388


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
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
2002-029-FA-PH-001 (Deck photos of field activity operations)
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
2002-029-FA-SC-001 (GRAB samples)
2002-029-FA-PH-002 (Sea Bottom photos)

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