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Field Activity Details for field activity 2014-604-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: W-01-14-SP

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Ann Gibbs

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ann Gibbs, Gerry Hatcher

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect high-resolution bathymetry, backscatter, and seafloor imagery for benthic habitat/seafloor characterization.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

End Port/Location: Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

Start Date: 2014-03-03

End Date: 2014-03-08

Equipment Used: BOB sled, Humminbird, Garmin, GoPro

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry, backscatter, video imagery, photographs

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Data files on FAD. Collected Humminbird acoustic backscatter and bathymetry, and seafloor video using BOBsled and GoPro cameras, within Faga`alu Bay, American Samoa

Staff: Ann Gibbs, Gerry Hatcher

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Will be using a NPS Whaler, kayaks, and walking.

Location:

American Samoa

Boundaries
North: -14.2836 South: -14.2964 West: -170.683 East: -170.6697

Platform(s):

photo of Boston whaler (NPS)
Boston whaler (NPS)
photo of Kayak
Kayak

Publications

Cochran, S.A., Gibbs, A.E., D'Antonio, N.L., and Storlazzi, C.D., 2016, Benthic habitat map of U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Fagaʻalu Bay priority study area, Tutuila, American Samoa: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1077, 41 p.

D'Antonio, N.L., and Gibbs, A.E., 2016, Still-image frame grabs and benthic habitat interpretation of underwater video footage, March 2014, Faga`alu Bay, Tutuila Island, American Samoa: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Gibbs, A.E., and D'Antonio, N.L., 2016, Underwater video footage, March 2014, Faga`alu Bay, Tutuila Island, American Samoa: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Portals/Viewers

FAN 2014-604-FA has data viewable in the CMGP Video and Photograph Portal. View the data in this application here. See the instructions for working with this application.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Humminbird --- Single Beam
Sidescan
Garmin --- Navigation
GoPro --- Video
BOB sled --- Photo
Video
underwater video
Still-image frame grab
video frame grab (published on Science Base; U.S. Geological Survey data release, DOI: 10.5066/F7N877V1)
video data (published on Science Base; U.S. Geological Survey data release, DOI:10.5066/F70V89V6.)

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