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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-672-FA

AKA: EXPRESS Lasker Cruise

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Nancy Prouty

Affiliate Investigator(s): Elizabeth Clarke and Tom Laidig (NOAA), Amanda Demopoulos (WARC, USGS)

Information Specialist(s): Other

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Surveys (biological), Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Density, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: Nitrate, Environmental Data: Nutrients, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Multichannel

Scientific Purpose/Goals: map and characterize deep sea coral and sponge habitat

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Newport, Oregon

End Port/Location: San Diego, CA

Start Date: 2019-10-01

End Date: 2019-11-07

Equipment Used: sample, watersamples, hydrometer, Nutrient sampler, video camera, camera, Push corer, samples, multichannel source, multichannel

Information to be Derived: distribution and classification of deep sea coral and sponge habitat

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: collected biological and geological samples at seep, sponge, and coral habitats. Collected water samples at ROV site and vertical water column profiles using ship based CTD. conducted visual surveys using ROV video surveys

Staff: Nancy Prouty

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-663-FA  PG 

This was a second follow up to the Shimada EXPRESS cruise


Coasts of Oregon and California

North: 46.552 South: 33.1885 West: -124.599 East: -118.4678


Bell M. Shimada


Baker, M.C., and Prouty, N.G., 2022, CTD (Conductivity Temperature Depth) data collected October-November 2019 offshore of California and Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
sample --- Surveys (biological)
watersamples --- Conductivity
Dissolved Oxygen
hydrometer --- Density
Nutrient sampler --- Chlorophyll
video camera --- Video
camera --- Photo
Push corer --- Biology
samples --- Biology
multichannel source --- Multichannel
multichannel --- Multichannel

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