Field Activity 2021-351-FA

Identifier 2021-351-FA
Purpose To determine sediment accumulation rates for potential restoration scenario
Location Deer Island, MS; launch from Gulf Islands National Seashore Park Boat Ramp or Simmons Bayou Boat Ramp if needed
Summary Collect 4-6 marsh push cores. RTK at each site. Collect single peat auger for depth to peat (discard in field).
Info derived Run samples for alpha spectroscopy for determination of lead-210.
Comments Cores will be handed off following collection, they will not arrive at SPCMSC for alpha spectroscopy until sediment is shipped from USACE following sediment analyses.
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
22-ft Twin Vee This boat has a carrying capacity of up to 1500 pounds and up to 7 people and a shallow draft (9 inches empty). This boat's cat hull design results in a smoother ride in choppy water, at the expense of a slightly deeper draft. This boat is powered by two Yamaha 70hp motors.
Ford F-250 Stone Grey
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2021-12-14
End Ocean Springs, MS 2021-12-17
Days in the field 2
Marine operations Yes


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers(USACE)
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Christopher G Smith
Crew members
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Alisha M Ellis
Scientist, Staff
Joseph M Vargas
Scientist, Staff
Benjamin A Galbraith
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate principal Brandon Boyd (USACE)

Data types and categories

Data category: Sampling
Data type: Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Push Corer Geology 3


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
DeerIsland_AlphaSpectroscopy Push Corer Lead-210 activities derived using alpha spectroscopy from select core intervals Alisha M Ellis
DeerIsland_GammaSpectroscopy Push Corer Radioisotope activities derived using gamma spectroscopy from select core intervals Alisha M Ellis
DeerIsland_SiteInfo Push Corer Site and sample location and core information Alisha M Ellis


Samples collected during this field activity