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Summary Information for Field Activity 1987-049-FA

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

Dates: July 25, 1987 to July 31, 1987

Chief scientist: Page Valentine

   Gregory Lough, Chief Scientist, NMFS, Woods Hole, MA

Objectives: Use submersible to study juvenile cod habitats on the Northern Edge of Georges Bank. Characterize habitats using video and photo imagery and sediment samples.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography; VideoVideo

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;

Summary: This was a NOAA/NMFS cruise using the Delta submersible which conducted 32 dives and collected video and photo imagery. All imagery archived at NMFS Northeast Science Center, Woods Hole, MA; total amount of imagery unknown to me. Copies of dive logs (69 pages) and cruise log (7 pages) archived at USGS, Woods Hole. Sediment sample analyses with metadata archived in database at USGS, Woods Hole and published in usSEABED: Atlantic Coast offshore surficial sediment data release, version 1.0; US Geological Survey Data Series 118, 2005. 8 sediment samples collected with Smith-McIntyre grab sampler; texture analysis performed at USGS Woods Hole in 1987; lab sample nos. are AE940-947.

Contact: Page Valentine (

InfoBank: uses the identifier P-49-87-GK. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Reid, J.M., Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Hastings, M.E., Williams, S.J., and Poppe, L.J.,2005, usSEABED; Atlantic coast offshore surficial sediment data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118, Version 1.0, CD-ROM. (Also available at

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