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Summary Information for Field Activity 2000-074-FA

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

Dates: September 22, 2000 to September 22, 2000

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   William Martin, WHOI

Objectives: Deploy two benthic chambers ("squirts") near the long-term Station 3. The purpose is to measure the flux of metals and nutrients from sediments. Discharge of sewage effluent from the Massachusetts Bay outfall began on September 6.

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Summary: Each pair of divers deployed one benthic chamber in one dive. The chambers were lowered in a weighted frame and divers lifted the chambers out of the frame and placed them on the bottom nearby. Visibility was poor.


InfoBank: uses the identifier P-74-00-MY. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C.,2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.. (Also available at

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