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Field Activity Details for field activity M0212PS

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AKA: none

Other ID: M212PS, M-2-12-PS, M-02-12-PS

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, University of Washington, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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

Principal Investigator(s): Guy Cochrane

Affiliate Investigator(s): Bob Pacunski

Information Specialist(s): Guy Cochrane

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect seafloor video data to ground-truth habitat classification of high-resolution bathymetry.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Seattle, WA

End Port/Location: Seattle, WA

Start Date: 2012-03-21

End Date: 2012-03-22

Equipment Used: GPS, underwatercamera, underwater video

Information to be Derived: Subsrate geology and biota

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 16 mpg video files collected on individual transects in the area of the Southern Salish Sea near Tacoma

Staff: Andrew Ritchie

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Vessel is the R/V Molluscan from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity M0112PS.


Southern Salish Sea

North: 47.35 South: 47.11 West: -122.77 East: -122.39


photo of Molluscan


Cochrane, G.R., 2022, Bathymetry and topography, video observation, and derived benthic habitat data offshore of Burien, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Cochrane, G.R., 2023, Multibeam echo sounder, video observation, and derived benthic habitat data offshore of Tacoma, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
underwatercamera --- Photo
underwater video --- Video

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