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Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-022-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2017-05-02

End Date: 2017-05-04

Equipment Used: GoPro camera, Grab sampler

Information to be Derived: grain size, seafloor character

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The mini-SEABOSS was used to collected photos, videos and sediment samples at 21 sampling sites in Nantucket Sound aboard the R/V Tioga on May 4, 2017. Navigation was determined with a WAAS-enabled Garmin GPSMAP 76C GPS receiver that was located atop the wheelhouse of the Tioga.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Dann Blackwood, Laura Brothers, Elizabeth Pendleton

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

Location:

North of Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

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

Platform(s):

photo of Tioga
Tioga

Publications

Huntley, E.C., Ackerman, S.D., Brothers, L.L., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., and Pendleton, E.A., 2020, Sea-floor sediment and imagery data collected in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, 2016 and 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9UK5IOF.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

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

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