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Summary Information for Field Activity 1980-023-FA

Area of Operations: Lydonia Canyon, Georges Bank, upper Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 27, 1980 to September 05, 1980

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Investigate the biology and the current and sediment dynamics of Lydonia submarine canyon with the use of the deep diving submersible ALVIN.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived: Species representation;Current and sediment dynamics;

Summary: ALVIN dives: 9 (#1037-1045, 55 hours 20 min. underwater); Grabs: 37; Cores: 13; Interface sediment samples: 13; Film: 62 rolls.

Contact: Mike Bothner (

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