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Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-010-FA

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Other ID: FSTR0401

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, SBNMS

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Habitat studies and mapping.


Start Port/Location: WHOI, Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: WHOI, Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2004-06-20

End Date: 2004-06-26

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Grab sampler, P-code GPS, Digital camera, Smith-MacIntyre grab

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Benthic invertebrate analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 37 video/photo transects; 12 invertebrate biology samples; 6 grain-size analysis samples.

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

Affiliate Staff:
Kari Heinonen
biologist; Betsy Grannis
U. Maine

Notes: UPDATED June 9, 2004: Mobe at WHOI on Sunday, June 20. Demobe at WHOI on Saturday morning, June 26. Original Center People field contained: Page Valentine, Dann Blackwood, Sarah Fuller, Chuck Worley (for mobe and demobe).
Project = SBNMS Habitat Mapping, SBNMS Habitat Mapping
Information from Foghorn: center equipment Navigation - P-code; SEABOSS; Smith-Macintyre grab, U. Maine


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

North: 42.6282995 South: 42.18873138 West: -70.65730303 East: -70.11759009


photo of Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster


Bothner, M.H., and Butman, Bradford (eds.), 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean—Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.,

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
2004-010-FA-SC-001 (grab samples)
2004-010-FA-PH-001 (CD ROM disk of BOTTOM PHOTO STELL )
Grab sampler --- Biology
P-code GPS --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-010-FA-PH-002 (Deck photos of field activity operations)
Smith-MacIntyre grab --- Biology

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