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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-606-FA

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AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound (ZP00AZZ)

Principal Investigator(s): Eric Grossman, Renee Takesue

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Andrew Stevens

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Quantify eelgrass habitat in Bellingham Bay

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Bellingham, WA

End Port/Location: Bellingham, WA

Start Date: 2019-02-16

End Date: 2019-02-21

Equipment Used: Trimble R7 GPS (AS), Biosonics 420kHz, YSI Sound velocity CTD

Information to be Derived: Nearshore bathymetry, eelgrass coverage

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Navigation and sonar data submitted to FAD 3/26/2019 by Andrew Stevens.

Staff: Andrew Stevens, Other

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: FAN assigned by CReiss 2/5/2019


Puget Sound

North: 48.78153251 South: 48.61475368 West: -122.71453857 East: -122.42889404




Vanarendonk, N.R., Stevens, A.W., Nowacki, D.J., and Grossman, E.E., 2021, elgrass distributions and bathymetry of Bellingham Bay, Washington, 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Trimble R7 GPS (AS) --- Benchmarks
Biosonics 420kHz --- Single Beam
Eelgrass distributions and bathymetry of Bellingham Bay, Washington, 2019 (This data release presents eelgrass distributions and bathymetry data derived from acoustic surveys of Bellingham Bay, Washington.)
YSI Sound velocity CTD --- Sound Velocity

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