Area of Operations: Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: October 07, 1996 to November 02, 1996
Chief scientist: Page Valentine
Objectives: Conduct sidescan sonar surveys to image sedimentary environments and biological habitats. Acquire data from the sea bed that will be used to interpret sidescan sonar imagery and compile maps of Stellwagen Bank NMS.
Type of Activity: Sampling; Sea floor mapping; Photography;Sea floor mapping
Information to be derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;
Summary: Poor weather allowed us to work approximately 53% of the time available for operations at sea. Sidescan sonar: 513 km; Stations: 107 (sample, video transect, still photos at each station).
Contact: Page Valentine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
InfoBank: uses the identifier F-38-96-ST. Visit this site for more information.
Related Links: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/stellwagen/stellwagenbank.html