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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-667-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Marine Geomorphology, Evolution, and Habitats (ZP00FE6)

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas Lorenson

Affiliate Investigator(s): Charles Paull, MBARI

Information Specialist(s): Thomas Lorenson

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: ROV video and coring for sedimentary processes, hazards and benthic habitat ground truth.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Moss Landing, California

End Port/Location: Moss Landing, California

Start Date: 2019-11-01

End Date: 2019-11-10

Equipment Used: video, GPS, core

Information to be Derived: Grain size, foram age dating, XRD, 210Pb

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 57 vibracores, 240 pushcores, and recovered 2 benthic moorings placed in 2018


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: MBARI is final repository of video data.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2019-603-FA


South Central California

North: 35.8 South: 34.6 West: -122 East: -120.9


photo of Western Flyer
Western Flyer


Kennedy, D.J., Walton, M.A., Cochrane, G.R., Paull, C.K., Gwiazda, R., Lundsten, E., Kuhnz, L., Lorenson, T.D., McGann, M.L., Nieminski, N.M., and Addison, J.A., 2021, Donated ROV vibracore and sampling data collected during Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute cruises in 2019 offshore of south-central California: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
video --- Video
GPS --- Navigation
core --- Biology

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