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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-606-FA

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
YSI Sound velocity CTD --- Sound Velocity

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