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Summary Information for Field Activity 1981-023-FA

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

Dates: July 06, 1981 to July 23, 1981

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   Michael Rawson, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory

Objectives: Collect infauna and benthic sediment samples to be used as baseline analyses for the Georges Bank Lease Sale No. 42 Biological Task Force (BTF) Environmental Monitoring Program.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary: Van Veen grab samples: 470; Dissolved oxygen analyses: 18; Bottom camera stations: 35; Sled tows: 5; XBT casts: 14.

Contact: Mike Bothner (

InfoBank: uses the identifier E-1-81-GK. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Poppe, L.J., Williams, S.J., and Paskevich, V.F., eds.,2005, U.S. Geological Survey east-coast sediment analysis; procedures, database, and GIS data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1001, DVD-ROM, supercedes OFR 00-358. (Also available at

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Chief Scientist's daily log of ship movement, equipment and data acquisition notes, personnel, etc.

Oceanographic MeasurementsPhotosSamplesSeismics


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