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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-055-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic (LQ000FO)

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

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

Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Fluorescence, Environmental Data: Turbidity

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: 2014-09-22

End Date: 2014-09-26

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

Information to be Derived: Grain size, Sea floor map

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples, photos, video, and CTD data for substrate mapping on Stellwagen Bank.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mobilization will be on Sunday Sep 21, 2014 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.

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.

Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2020, Sea-floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank in September, 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-055-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NK9AJP.

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 (document not focused on specific equipment) 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
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.Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology
2014-055-FA_station_summary (Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)
Sea-floor samples (Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank for this field activity and 19 additional field activities.)
Furuno satellite compass SC-30The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver).Navigation
2014-055-FA_nav (Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)
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
2014-055-FA_SeabedImages (Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)
2014-055-FA_video_driftlines (Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)
SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTDIn addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity.CTD
Fluorescence
Turbidity
2014-055-FA_CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth, fluorescence and turbidity data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)
Canon G12Still photos taken with the Canon G12 mounted in housing on SEABOSS. Due to the low quality of the photos, grab images from the GoPro video camera were used for mapping purposes.Photo

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