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Summary Information for Field Activity 1982-006-FA

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

Dates: February 10, 1982 to February 28, 1982

Chief scientist: Rick Rendigs

   George Hampson - WHOI

Objectives: Cruise was the third in a series of seasonal benthic sampling cruises performed as part of the Georges Bank Lease Sale No. 42 Environmental Monitoring Program. Major emphasis was to determine the extent of deposition and accumulation of potentially toxic materials as a result of oil drilling activities and any subsequent effects on the benthic biota.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary: Sediment samples were collected for analysis of benthic infauna and epifauna, trace metal and hydrocarbon analysis, and CHN and sediment grain-size analyses (73); camera stations were occupied to record microtopography and visible macrofauna.

Contact: Rick Rendigs (

InfoBank: uses the identifier E-80-82-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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