Field Activity 2007-003-FA

Identifier 2007-003-FA
Purpose Ground validation of geophysical mapping done in previous surveys: bottom sampling, photography, and coring.
Location Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Summary The survey occupied xx stations on the inner shelf off the South Shore coast and northern Cape Cod Bay (the areas previously surveyed with geophysics in cruises FA 06012, FA 07001, and FA 07002). Photographic data were collected at 183 stations; grab samples were collected at 128 stations. Seventeen vibracores were collected, ranging up to 4.2 m long.
Info derived Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Sea floor map;
Comments Project = Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf, Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf Information from Foghorn: SEABOSS and Rossfelder vibracorer (borrowed from WHOI);
Length, molded: 90 feet; Beam: 26 feet.
Start Woods Hole, MA 2007-09-06
End Woods Hole, MA 2007-09-15
Days in the field 10
West -70.81574228
East -70.18523723
North 42.32301645
South 41.92407858


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Walter Barnhardt
Crew members
Emily Himmelstoss
Scientist, Staff
Walter Barnhardt
Scientist, Staff
Seth Ackerman
Scientist, Staff
Brian Buczkowski
Scientist, Staff
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Seth Ackerman
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Biological Field Study, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Visual Identification
Data type: Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological), Photo, Video, Navigation, Biology, Geology, Species ID

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Sample log Log of SEABOSS and coring samples including date, time, description. Cores have lat/long coordinates. Also has personnel and equipment lists.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
DGPS Navigation (no data reported)
SeaBOSS Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological), Species ID, Photo, Video, Geology, Biology 2
Alpine Vibracorer Geology (no data reported)
Digital camera Photo 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2007-003-FA-SC-001 SeaBOSS grab samples Brian Buczkowski
2007-003-FA-VD-002 SeaBOSS 18-dvd set of down-looking bottom video. Linda P McCarthy
2007-003-FA-PH-001 Digital camera Deck photos of field activity operation Dann S Blackwood


Samples collected during this field activity

Images collected during this field activity, from the Imagery Data System

1329 images are associated with this activity.