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Summary Information for Field Activity 1985-003-FA

Area of Operations: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: February 15, 1985 to February 19, 1985

Chief scientist: John Moody

Objectives: Check locations of tripods #291 and 292. Establish marker for tripod #291.

Type of Activity: Mooring work;

Information to be derived:

Summary: LEG 1, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole to check location of Tripod #291. Ttripod not in place; returned to dock for additional equipment. LEG 2, 2/15: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Made 4 ranges to establish location of tripod; left Norwegian float in vicinity; returned to WHOI dock. LEG 3, 2/19: Depart Woods Hole for tripod site. Picked up Norwegian float and made 3 additional ranges; tripod snagged on 3rd pass with grappling hook (tripod had been dragged about 100 m by ice); returned Tripod #291 to bottom at same location. Departed to site of Tripod #292; tripod was upright and surface float sighted. Returned to WHOI dock.

Contact: John Moody ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-3-85-BZ. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Butman, Bradford, Signell, Richard, Shoukimas, Polly, and Beardsley, Robert C.,1988, Current observations in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, 1982-1986; data report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-5, 211 p.. (Also available at

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