Field Activity 2020-606-FA

Identifier 2020-606-FA
Also known as BHAM Short Cores
Purpose Examine nearshore sedimentation patterns, sedimentation rates, and sediment composition to improve understanding of sediment transport, fate and importance to ecological functions
Location Bellingham Bay, WA
Summary Collected 22 surface grab samples, 38 box cores, 22 vibracores (incl. duplicates)
Info derived grain size, radioisotopes, biomarkers
Comments Vessel, WWU R/V Zoea
Start Anacortes, WA 2020-02-09
End Anacortes, WA 2020-02-15
Days in the field 6
West -122.70355225
East -122.3739624
North 48.79058074
South 48.54388716
Marine operations Yes


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Eric Grossman
Crew members
Leticia P Hallas
Scientist, Staff
Daniel C Powers
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Renee K Takesue
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Kathleen Conn (USGS WAWSC); Camilo Panton, Liam Horner, Jessica Shulman (Western Washington University)

Data types and categories

Data category: Sampling
Data type: Chemistry, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Gomex Core Geology (no data reported)
grab sampler Surveys (geochemical), Geology 1
Vibracore Geology (no data reported)
Ponar grab sampler Biology, Chemistry, Geology (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Geochemistry of surface sediment and sediment core grab sampler Geochemical data are reported for surface sediments and long sediment cores from Bellingham Bay, Whatcom County, Washington, collected in early February 2020 after flood conditions on the Nooksack River. Data include total organic carbon content (TOC), carbonate content (CaCO3), ratios of stable carbon 13/12 isotopes (d13C), ratios of total carbon to total nitrogen (C:N), short-lived cosmogenic radionuclide activities (Beryllium-7, Cesium-137, and excess Lead-210), and elemental chemistry. Renee K Takesue


Samples collected during this field activity