Field Activity 2000-005-FA

Identifier 2000-005-FA
Alternate names IB O-5-00-GM
Purpose Sidescan mapping and seismic profiling of shelf-edge reserves for habitat and paleoshoreline studies.
Location Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) mapped approximately 22 square miles of the Madison Swanson Marine Protected Area (MPA) and Steamboat Lumps MPA, which are located on the Florida shelf edge in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico in 2000 using sidescan sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. This survey was conducted as part of a larger study of the effectiveness of no-fishing reserves in protecting grouper spawning aggregations.
Info derived Subbottom data, sidescan sonar, and navigation
Comments Original Center People field contained: Kathy Scanlon (geologist, Ch. Sci.), Dave Nichols (E.T.), Ken Parolski (E.T.), Chuck Worley (E.T.), VeeAnn Cross (sidescan processing), Ann Swift (seismic processing). Project = Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Habitat Study, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Habitat Study
Projects
Other (Other)
Platform
Length 170 feet; beam 34 feet; draft 15 feet.
Itinerary
Start Pascagoula, MS 2000-02-15
End Pascagoula, MS 2000-03-02
Days in the field 17
Bounds
West -86
East -84.5
North 29.5
South 28

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Crew members
Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Scientist, Staff
David R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
VeeAnn Atnipp Cross
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal M. Grace - NMFS, Pascagoula, MS
Affiliate staff Mark Grace (biologist, NMFS - Pascagoula)

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar, Other
Data type: Navigation, Boomer, Sub Bottom Profiler, Sidescan

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Sidescan/Chirp log Contains the notes and information pertaining to the ISIS acquisition system, which records the data from the SIS1000 towfish. The SIS1000 system acquires sidescan sonar data and Chirp seismic-reflection data. This PDF is contained in the 2000-005-FA_logbooks.zip file (available from https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JD4TVC). Also available from cotuit.
Navigation log Contains the notes and information associated with the navigation system. This PDF is contained in the 2000-005-FA_logbooks.zip file available from (https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JD4TVC) as well as from cotuit.
Cruise logs The zip file ((2000-005-FA_logbooks.zip) contains several logbooks. One is an Excel spreadsheet that has logged information for all the systems on the cruise.
2000-005-FA_seis.pdf Contains the notes and information associated with the boomer seismic system. This system was only used briefly, and the data were not saved due to the poor quality of the data. This PDF is contained in the 2000-005-FA_logbooks.zip file (available from https://doi.org/10.5066/F7JD4TVC) as well as from cotuit.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
DGPS Navigation 1
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Sidescan 6
SIS1000 Chirp Sonar Sub Bottom Profiler 1
Other Unknown, Multichannel, Boomer, Sub Bottom Profiler, Sparker, Bubble Gun, Air Gun / Water Gun, Ocean Bottom Seismometer, Sonobuoy (no data reported)
Single channel hydrophone Due to equipment failure at sea and the poor quality of the few boomer seismic data that were collected for this field activity, none of the data were preserved. Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler (no data expected)
Boomer Due to equipment failure at sea and the poor quality of the few boomer seismic data that were collected for this field activity, none of the data were preserved. Boomer (no data expected)

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2000-005-FA_hypack DGPS HYPACK ASCII navigation files collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (Geographic, WGS 84) Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
2000-005-FA_ctrl_sss SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Georeferenced TIFF image displaying 2 meter resolution backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in a subset of the Steamboat Lumps marine Protected Area, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, GeoTIFF image) Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
2000-005-FA_MS_sss SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Georeferenced TIFF image displaying 1 meter resolution backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson Marine Protected Area, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, GeoTIFF image) Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
2000-005-FA_SL_sss SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Georeferenced TIFF image displaying 1 meter resolution backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Area, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, GeoTIFF image) Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
2000-005-FA_sss_linenav SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Sidescan Sonar polyline shapefile of trackline navigation files collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (Geographic, WGS 84) Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
2000-005-FA_sss_nav SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Sidescan Sonar Navigation point shapefile and ASCII navigation files collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (Geographic, WGS 84) Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
2000-005-FA_transit_sss SIS1000 Sidescan sonar Georeferenced TIFF images displaying backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the transit between the Madison Swanson and Steamboat Lumps Marine Protected Areas, Gulf of Mexico in 2000 (UTM Zone 16, WGS 84, 5 GeoTIFF images) Kathryn Scanlon Catanach
2000-005-FA_chirp SIS1000 Chirp Sonar Archive of Chirp Subbottom Data Collected During USGS Cruise ORGN00005, Northeastern Gulf of Mexico, 15 February - 2 March, 2000 Kathryn Scanlon Catanach

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity