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Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-044-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. David Wiley, Stellwagen Bank NMS

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment samples, photos, video, and ctd data for substrate mapping on Stellwagen Bank in collaboration with Stellwagen NMS scientists.

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2013-11-05

End Date: 2013-11-21

Equipment Used: Furuno satellite compass SC-30, SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD, Canon G12, SeaBOSS, GoPro camera

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Conducted 3 1-day cruises with RV Auk to Stellwagen Bank from Scituate, MA. Collected sediment samples, video and photo imagery, ctd water column profiles, navigation data.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobilization will be on Friday, Nov 1 at the SBNMS dock at 75 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA.
Demob at the same location.
RV AUK is the SBNMS research vessel; 50 ft catamaran.
Actual cruise dates were Nov 5, 15, and 21, 2013
Project = New England Benthic Habitats,

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.28544 South: 42.10637 West: -70.4224 East: -70.19165

Platform(s):

photo of Auk
Auk

Publications

Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2019, Location and analyses of sediment samples collected on Stellwagen Bank off Boston, Massachusetts from November 5, 2013 to April 30, 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey field activities: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FWFLPD.

Wiley, D., Valentine, P., Cabe, B., Robbins, J., Kaufman, L., 2016, The distribution and relative abundance of sand lance, seabirds and whales in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (2013-2016) [abs.]: , Regional Association for Research in the Gulf of Maine Annual Science Meeting. Portsmouth, NH, October 13, 2016.

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Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise log - vol. 1 (document not focused on specific equipment) Volume 1 of acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Cruise log - vol. 2 (document not focused on specific equipment) Volume 2 of the acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Furuno satellite compass SC-30The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver) at one second intervals.Navigation
2013-044-FA_nav (Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).)
SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTDThese data were collected with a Sea-Bird CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) instrument - a SBE 19plus SeaCAT Profiler CTD. In addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity. This instrument was deployed on the USGS SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS). The CTD is mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame and its maximum depth is approximately 1 meter above the seabed.CTD
Fluorescence
Turbidity
2013-044-FA_CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth data, along with fluorescence and turbidity data were collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.)
Canon G12The camera was mounted on SEABOSS and used to take photos of the sea floor. The quality of the photos was extremely poor, so frame grabs of the GoPro video are used to provide the seabed still photos.Photo
SeaBOSSThe SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS) was used to collect sediment samples with a modified Van Veen sampler and video images of the seabed with GoPro cameras mounted on the frame. A CTD was mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame and its maximum depth is approximately 1 meter above the seabed.Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology
2013-044-FA_station_summary (Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.)
stellwagen_2013_2019_sedsamps (Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank. The dataset contains samples from multiple cruises.)
GoPro cameraSeabed video images were collected using a GoPro digital video camera mounted on SEABOSS to provide ground-truth information for geophysical datasets and are used in seabed interpretations. Frame-grab images were extracted from the video.Photo
Video
2013-044-FA_video_driftlines (Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.)
2013-044-FA_SeabedImages (Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).)

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