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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-022-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): High-resolution geologic mapping offshore of Massachusetts (LQ00AWW)

Principal Investigator(s): Laura Brothers, William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect ground truth samples to help characterize the seafloor


Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2017-05-02

End Date: 2017-05-04

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, GoPro camera

Information to be Derived: grain size, seafloor character

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Dann Blackwood, Laura Brothers

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mini Sea Boss operations will be conducted North of Nantucket as part of an agreement with MA CZM to map the geology of MA waters.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-005-FA


North of Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 41.45424225 South: 41.3427489 West: -70.08589394 East: -69.95653687


photo of Tioga



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
GoPro camera --- Photo

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