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Field Activity Details for field activity F0112MC

AKA: none

Other ID: F-01-12-MC

Status: Completed

Organization(s): National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USGS, Grand Canyon monitoring and Research Center, Nagoya Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, Texas A&M Applied Research

Funding Program(s): Atlantic Canyons (BA09FFV)

Principal Investigator(s): Amanda Demopolous

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Nancy Prouty

Data Type(s): Sampling: Biology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: collect coral samples and oceanographic data


Start Port/Location: Norfolk, Virginia

End Port/Location: Norfolk, Virginia

Start Date: 2012-09-03

End Date: 2012-09-14

Equipment Used: samples, Remotely Operated Vehicle

Information to be Derived: physical, geochemical and biological data of deep sea coral communities in canyons

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Amanda Demopolous, Nancy Prouty

Affiliate Staff:
Cristina Kellog
Cherly Morrison - USGS

Notes: Staff information imported from InfoBank
Nancy Prouty
Amanda Demopolous
Cristina Kellog
Cherly Morrison - USGS


Mid-Atlantic (Baltimore and Norfolk Canyons)

North: 41.75 South: 34.25 West: -77.25 East: -65.25


photo of Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster


Prouty, N.G., and Swarzenski, P.C., 2019, Biomarker analysis of cold seeps along the United States Atlantic Margin: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Prouty, N.G., Mienis, F., Campbell, P.L., and Roark, E.B., 2017, Sediment trap and water column chemistry, Baltimore Canyon, U.S. Mid-Atlantic Bight: U.S. Geological Survey data release.

Prouty, N.G., Sahy, D., Condon, D., Roark, E.B., Ruppel, C., and Demopoulos, A.W.J., 2016, Geochemical analysis of authigenic carbonates and chemosynthetic mussels at Atlantic Margin seeps: U.S. Geological Survey data release.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
samples --- Biology
Remotely Operated Vehicle --- Photo
geochemical analysis (published on Science Base; U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: 10.5066/F77942SJ)

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