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Summary Information for Field Activity 1997-005-FA

Area of Operations: west Florida shelf edge, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: March 20, 1997 to March 31, 1997

Chief scientist: Kathy Scanlon

   Churchill Grimes - NOAA

Objectives: Sidescan survey of grouper spawning habitat.

Type of Activity:

Information to be derived:

Summary: 100 line-km of boomer data; 1185 line-km of sidescan sonar and 3.5 data.

Contact: Kathy Scanlon (

InfoBank: uses the identifier C-5-97-FL. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Briere, Peter R., Scanlon, Kathryn M., Gledhill, Christopher T., Koenig, Christopher C., and Fitzhugh, Gary,1999, West Florida Shelf; sidescan-sonar and sediment data from shelf-edge habitats in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-589, CD-ROM. (Also available at

Scanlon, Kathryn M., Coleman, Felicia C., and Koenig, Christopher C.,2005, Pockmarks on the outer shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico; gas-release features or habitat modifications by fish?, in Barnes, P.W., and Thomas, J.P., eds., Benthic habitats and the effects of fishing: American Fisheries Society Symposium 41, v. 41: p. 301-312

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