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Summary Information for Field Activity 1978-022-FA

Area of Operations: Southeast Georgia Embayment, Georgia Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 15, 1978 to August 19, 1978

Chief scientist: Mahlon Ball

Objectives: Study reefs and hardgrounds of the Georgia Bight to ground truth the seismic and sidescan sonar data; investigate firsthand the geologic origin and nature of the reefal features and their use as a marine habitat. Inspect bottom tripod instrument package on the shelf edge for scour, bottom conditions and composition, and document the extent of use of tripods as animal habitat. A minisparker line was planned to supplement existing data from the FAY 1975-1976 cruises and XBT observations are to be made to better define water masses associated with the tripods.

Type of Activity: Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Time series data; Habitat maps;

Summary: Submersible dives: 8 (19 hours underwater); Photos; TV videos; Surface salinity samples: 44; Van Veen samples; XBT: 38; Minisparker.

Contact: Mahlon Ball ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-3-78-SE. Visit this site for more information.

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