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Field Activity Details for field activity 2020-012-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic (LQ000FO)

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. David Wylie, SBNMS

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Environmental Data: Fluorescence, Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect seabed sediment samples for geological mapping project


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2020-09-23

End Date: 2020-09-28

Equipment Used: Nikon 7100 digital camera, SeaViewer 6000 HD Sea-Drop video camera, SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD, GoPro camera, SeaBOSS, Furuno satellite compass SC-30

Information to be Derived: Sediment samples for geological mapping

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Alexander Nichols

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Travel to and from Scituate, MA for day-cruises to Stellwagen Bank.

CTD required as for previous cruises.

Load Auk in Scituate, MA (loading not necessary; Seaboss will be onboard from previous week's cruise)


Stellwagen Bank NMS

North: 42.21823314 South: 42.08780532 West: -70.35980069 East: -70.07751458


photo of Auk


Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2023, Sea-floor sediment samples, seabed and sample imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank from September 2020 to August 2021: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise log (document not focused on specific equipment) Acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Nikon 7100 digital camera --- Photo
SeaViewer 6000 HD Sea-Drop video camera --- Video
SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD --- CTD
GoPro camera --- Photo
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Furuno satellite compass SC-30 --- Navigation

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