Field Activity 2016-609-FA

Identifier 2016-609-FA
Also known as Tomales Bay Invasive Foraminifer Study
Purpose Collect cores for Pb-210 dating to determine timing of the arrival of the invasive foraminfera Trochammina hadai.
Location Tomales Bay, CA
Summary Took 2 cores by hand on mudflat for Pb210 profile and presence of invasive foraminifer
Info derived Dating of sediments for first appearance of invasive microorganism
Comments Cores were taken by walking out on the mudflats. Location based on GPS on personal phones.
on foot
survey conducted on foot
MarFac; crewcab - G63-2147R
Start Marshall, CA 2016-02-16
End Marshall, CA 2016-02-17
Days in the field 2
West -123.007
East -122.79431491
North 38.23426993
South 38.06490531
Marine operations Yes


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Mary L McGann
Crew members
Timothy C Elfers
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Mary L McGann
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Navigation, Biology, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Push corer Surveys (geochemical), Surveys (biological), Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity