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Summary Information for Field Activity 1976-049-FA

Area of Operations: Nantucket Shoals, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: December 28, 1976 to December 29, 1976

Chief scientist: Brad Butman

   John Milliman - WHOI

Objectives: Deploy moorings 124 and 125 near the ARGO MERCHANT and on Georges Bank respectively.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary: This is a WHOI cruise which deployed moorings 124 and 125 while collecting samples to delineate the ARGO MERCHANT oil spill. No WHSC personnel participated in field work. Moorings deployed: 2 (#124 and 125 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 3 - Apr. 17, 1977).

Contact: Brad Butman (

InfoBank: uses the identifier O-49-76-NA. Visit this site for more information.

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Georges Bank Sediment mooring data


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