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Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-014-FA

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Other ID: CONN0301

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): James Lindholm, NOAA, Stellwagen Bank NMS

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sea floor habitat research.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2003-08-22

End Date: 2003-08-28

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment sampling and video/photo transects. Total stations=38. Video/photo stations=38. Sediment sample stations=19.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Lian Scully, Page Valentine, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Stellwagen Bank NMS

Notes: Note: cruise has been reinstated. Mobe will be in Woods Hole on Friday, Aug. 22; demobe will be in Woods Hole early on Thursday, Aug. 28.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Habitats, Stellwagen Bank NMS Habitats


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

North: 42.61397314 South: 42.20489841 West: -70.51025391 East: -70.18030391


photo of Connecticut


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
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
2003-014-FA-PH-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOM PHOTO STELL )
2003-014-FA-SC-001 (grab samples)

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