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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-028-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): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video

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


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2018-07-16

End Date: 2018-07-20

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

Information to be Derived: Sediment samples for geological mapping

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: See 2018-028-FA for details.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:

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

CTD required as for previous cruises.

Load Auk in Scituate, MA


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,


Data Acquired

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

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