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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-034-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Massachusetts Integrated Coastal Studies (LQ00M0Z)

Principal Investigator(s): Laura Brothers

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geologic sampling of the seafloor


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2019-09-16

End Date: 2019-09-19

Equipment Used: GoPro camera, SeaBOSS, SeaViewer 6000 HD Sea-Drop video camera, Nikon 7100 digital camera, Paralenz Dive Camera +

Information to be Derived: Seafloor texture and character

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: From Sept 17-Sept 19, 2019 aboard the R/V Tioga, at 49 sites we collected photo, video and grab samples. Cape Cod Bay, MA.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Laura Brothers, Dann Blackwood, Charles Worley, David Foster, Wayne Baldwin, Eric Moore, Alexander Nichols

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2017-22
FA 2019-034 is affiliated with geophysical cruise FA 2019-002.
Cruise consisted of two day trips (Sept 17 and Sept 18), with different crews.


Cape Cod Bay

North: 42.32606244 South: 41.54147767 West: -71.27929688 East: -69.16992188


photo of Tioga


Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.D., Danforth, W.W., Baldwin, W.E., Huntley, E.C., Worley, C.R., and Brothers, L.L., 2022, High-resolution geophysical and geological data collected in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts during USGS Field Activities 2019-002-FA and 2019-034-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GoPro camera --- Photo
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
SeaViewer 6000 HD Sea-Drop video camera --- Video
Nikon 7100 digital camera --- Photo
Paralenz Dive Camera + --- Video

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