Area of Operations: West Florida Shelf, Florida, Alabama, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: June 14, 1980 to July 05, 1980
Chief scientist: Chuck Holmes
Objectives: Obtain samples of the sediments on the Mississippi-Alabama shelf, the central Tampa shelf, and the Florida Strait slope in order to confirm areas of reported phosphate concentrations. Obtain high-resolution data on the Mississippi-Alabama shelf and the southern shelf (south of 26 degrees). Obtain drill cores of the central shelf area and southern reefs. Obtain a suite of piston cores on the central shelf.
Type of Activity: Sampling;Seismic profiling;
Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;
Summary: 3.5 kHz: 3507 km; Minisparker: 3292 km; Underway samples: 24; Dredge hauls: 8; Piston cores: 26; Drill cores: 2; Smith McIntyre grab: 4; Box cores: 5; Surface salinity measurements: 200; Mini-hydrocast: 12.
Contact: Chuck Holmes ()
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