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Summary Information for Field Activity 2001-026-FA

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

Dates: January 30, 2001 to January 30, 2001

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   Bill Martin, Jennifer Morford (WHOI)

Objectives: Collect short cores for Metal Flux Study in order to test gel probes against the centrifuge pore water extraction method. Samples were collected around the long-term Station 8 in the Boston Harbor study. Target position: 42deg 17 min 28.688 sec N, 070 deg 55 min 48.507 sec W. This location is west of the typical Station 8 in order to avoid a concentrated mat of Ampilisca (amphipod) tubes. These tubes make it diffcult to cut the core for pore water studies.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

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Summary: 8 short cores were taken by pushing core tube with the fiberglass barrels. Water depth was 20-26 feet, depending on tide height. Camera attached to the core tube was a great help in choosing the initial coring site, for assessing ship swing while on anchor, and for determining how far to push in the core tubes. Data Curator: Jennifer Morford (WHOI). Short Cores: 8


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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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