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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-042-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Pending

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jason Chaytor

Affiliate Investigator(s): Amanda Demopoulos Nancy Prouty Cheryl Morrison Chris Kellogg

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Atlantic Habitats II - investigation of canyons, seeps and corals of the US SE Margin


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2018-08-16

End Date: 2018-09-02

Equipment Used: Human Operated Vehicle (HOV) Alvin (AT41)

Information to be Derived: Bathymetry, ALVIN dive video and images, rock and sediment samples

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Jason Chaytor

Affiliate Staff:



SE US Margin

North: 35.99369186 South: 30.56030399 West: -79.00994367 East: -75.10857648


photo of Alvin
photo of Atlantis


Kellogg, C., Pratte, Z., 2021, Unexpected diversity of Endozoicomonas in deep-sea corals: Marine Ecology Progress Series, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., v. 673, pp. 1–15, doi: 10.3354/meps13844.

Kellogg, C.A., Voelschow, J.J., 2023, Functional Gene Microarray Data From Cold-water Corals (Acanthogorgia spp., Desmophyllum dianthus, Desmophyllum pertusum, and Enallopsammia profunda) From the Atlantic Ocean off the Southeast Coast of the United StatesâRaw Data: U.S. Geological Survey , Reston, VA

Kellogg, C.A., Goldsmith, D.B., Voelschow, J.J., 2021, Coral microbiome preservation and extraction method comparison-raw data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Kellogg, C.A., Voelschow, J.J., 2021, Cold-water coral microbiomes (Acanthogorgia spp., Desmophyllum dianthus, and Lophelia pertusa) from the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean off the southeast coast of the United States-raw data: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Pratte, Z.A., Kellogg, C.A., 2021, Comparison of Preservation and Extraction Methods on Five Taxonomically Disparate Coral Microbiomes: Frontiers in Marine Science, Front. Mar. Sci., v. 8, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.684161.

Pratte, Z.A., Stewart, F.J., Kellogg, C.A., 2023, Functional gene composition and metabolic potential of deep-sea coral-associated microbial communities: Coral Reefs, , doi: 10.1007/s00338-023-02409-0.

Prouty, N.G., and Baker, M.C., 2021, Water-column environmental variables and accompanying discrete CTD measurements collected offshore the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic (ver. 2.0, July 2022): U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Prouty, N.G., and Chaytor, J.D., 2022, Carbonate chemistry measurements of authigenic carbonates collected offshore the U.S. Mid- and South Atlantic in 2018 and 2019 as part of the DEEPSEARCH Project: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Human Operated Vehicle (HOV) Alvin (AT41) --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Ground Truthing
Species ID
Submersible Observations
Biology (Zip file containing raw sequencing data for samples extracted with Promega kit and MIMARKS-compliant sampling metadata ) (Zip file containing raw sequencing data for samples extracted with Qiagen kit and MIMARKS-compliant sampling metadata)

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