Other ID: none
Organization(s): Scripps Institution Of Oceanography, La Jolla, Ca, Ocean Exploration Trust
Funding Program(s): Pacific EEZ Minerals (ZP00AZ9)
Principal Investigator(s): Kira Mizell
Affiliate Investigator(s): Lisa Levin (Scripps), Paul Jensen (Scripps)
Information Specialist(s): Kira Mizell
Data Type(s): Visual Identification: Submersible Observations, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo
Scientific Purpose/Goals: This cruise will generate baseline information for locations in the Southern California Borderland (SCB), describing community structure across poorly explored, mineral-rich ecosystems associated with phosphorites and ferromanganese crusts.
Start Port/Location: San Pedro, CA
End Port/Location: San Pedro, CA
Start Date: 2020-10-27
End Date: 2020-11-06
Equipment Used: submersible, Submersible observations, Ground truthing obsvervations
Information to be Derived: ground truth of mineral distribution, and the mineralogy and chemistry of mineral samples we collect.
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A total of 57 rocks were collected by ROV grab during 8 ROV dives with the following preliminary visual IDs: 14 phosphorite rocks, 7 ferromanganese crusts, 25 basalts, 10 sedimentary rocks, and 1 quartz rock.
Staff: Kira Mizell
Notes: This is a cruise funded by NOAA OER; the Chief Scientists are Dr. Lisa Levin, UCSD, Scripps and Dr. Paul Jensen, UCSD, Scripps; USGS participation is as a supporting/guest scientist.
Southern California Borderland, California, United States, Pacific Ocean
|North: 34.66935855||South: 31.48489339||West: -122.34379124||East: -117.18017895|
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Submersible observations||---||Submersible Observations|
|Ground truthing obsvervations||---||Ground Truthing|