Station information, Seabed and Sample Imagery, and CTD Instrument Data Collected on Stellwagen Bank in September, 2016, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2016-038-FA, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2016-038-FA

Field activity number 2016-038-FA
Version 1
Area of operation Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Dates 2016
Chief scientist Page Valentine
Publication Date December 11, 2020

Suggested citation: Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2020, Station information, Seabed and Sample Imagery, and CTD Instrument Data Collected on Stellwagen Bank in September, 2016, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2016-038-FA, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2016-038-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P91MNNSN.

Abstract: This field activity is part of the effort to map geologic substrates of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts. The overall goal is to develop high-resolution (1:25,000) interpretive maps, based on multibeam sonar data and seabed sampling, showing surficial geology and seabed sediment dynamics. This cruise was conducted in collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the data collected will aid research on the ecology of fish and invertebrate species that inhabit the region. The Sanctuary's research vessel, R/V Auk, visited 41 locations on Stellwagen Bank at which a customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a CTD was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and measurements of water column properties.

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Chemistry

2016-038-FA_CTD
Conductivity-temperature-depth, fluorescence and turbidity data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (text files).
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2016-038-FA_CTD.zip
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Samples

2016-038-FA_station_summary
Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats)
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2016-038-FA_station_summary.zip
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Sediment Samples

Metadata and data for the sediment samples for this field activity (as well as 19 additional field activities) are available to download from the following data release:
Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2019, Location and analyses of sediment samples collected on Stellwagen Bank off Boston, Massachusetts from November 5, 2013 to April 30, 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey field activities: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FWFLPD.

Imagery

2016-038-FA_video_driftlines
Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, polyline shapefile format).
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2016-038-FA_video_driftlines.zip
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2016-038-FA_SeabedImages
Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).
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2016-038-FA_SeabedImages.zip
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2016-038-FA_SampleImages
Grab sample still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).
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2016-038-FA_SampleImages.zip
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Navigation

2016-038-FA_nav
Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).
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2016-038-FA_nav.zip
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Logs

2016-038-FA_log:
Acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (PDF format).
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2016-038-FA_log.pdf
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2016-038-FA_logs.zip
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