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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-607-FA

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AKA: Bellingham winter

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): Renee Takesue

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Renee Takesue

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Benthic and river winter sediment collection.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Bellingham, WA

End Port/Location: Bellingham, WA

Start Date: 2019-03-11

End Date: 2019-03-15

Equipment Used: Handheld GPS, Hand-grab sample, Ponar grab sampler

Information to be Derived: Sediment grain size, total organic carbon, elemental composition, stable carbon isotope ratio, heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, and pesticides.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples were collected from 10 stream sites and 45 estuarine/marine sites.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Boat is the 24-foot North River Jet. Renee's handheld GPS Garmin 78sc.


Bellingham Bay, WA

North: 48.84300011 South: 48.56435382 West: -122.65124917 East: -122.13775635




Takesue, R.K., 2020, Geochemistry of fine-grained sediment in Bellingham Bay, Nooksack River, and small creeks from June 2017 to September 2019: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Handheld GPS --- Navigation
Hand-grab sample --- Biology
Ponar grab sampler --- Biology

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