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Summary Information for Field Activity 2001-049-FA

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

Dates: June 04, 2001 to June 08, 2001

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   Bill Martin, WHOI

Objectives: One day trip to deploy a benthic chamber and a second day trip to recover the chamber 4-5 days later. Dates are uncertain. The benthic chambers will measure the flux of metals and nutrients from the sediments of Hull Bay. The chamber weighs about 150 lbs in air and is in the shape of a tripod, 3 feet on a side. A detachable black and white camera will be used to check the placement on the bottom.

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Summary: The deployment and recovery of chambers was accomplished. Divers collected excellent core samples.

Contact: Mike Bothner (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-2-01-BH. Visit this site for more information.

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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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