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Summary Information for Field Activity 1975-015-FA

Area of Operations: southern slope of Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 19, 1975 to August 22, 1975

Chief scientist: Brad Butman

Objectives: The cruise objective was to recover a single mooring on the southern slope of Georges Bank and redeploy 2 moorings at the same site.

Type of Activity: Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Time series data;

Summary: The surface element of the U-shaped mooring had been found to be missing in June, which required that ground line grappling be the primary recovery method. Arriving on station, we proceeded to make several passes over the mooring with grappling gear. The dragging operation proved unsuccessful and the decision was made to re-evaluate the mooring design prior to redeployment. Ship track: 410 nm (228 km); Moorings recovered: 0; Moorings deployed: 0.

Contact: Brad Butman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier S-2-75-GK. Visit this site for more information.

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