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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-074-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 Wylie, SBNMS

Information Specialist(s): Dann Blackwood

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect seabed sediment samples for geological mapping project


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2015-11-30

End Date: 2015-12-11

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, GoPro camera, 35 mm camera, Furuno satellite compass SC-30

Information to be Derived: Sediment samples for geological mapping

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: See 2015-074-FA FADD for details.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Travel to Scituate, MA for day-cruises to Stellwagen Bank


Stellwagen Bank NMS

North: 42.5 South: 42 West: -70.5 East: -70


photo of Auk


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,

Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2021, Station information, seabed imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank in December 2015, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2015-074-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
GoPro camera --- Photo
35 mm camera --- Photo
Furuno satellite compass SC-30 --- Navigation

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