Area of Operations: Yellowtail Reef, Pinnacles, Madison-Swanson Reserve, Steamboat Lumps Reserve, Florida, northeast Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: June 12, 2001 to June 25, 2001
Chief scientist: Kathy Scanlon
F. Coleman and C. Koenig (Florida State Univ.)
Objectives: Sustainable Seas Expedition - multidisciplinary cruise with FSU, NOAA and National Geographic. USGS objective is sediment sampling to ground truth previously collected sidescan data and make observations of benthic habitats using Deep Worker one-person submarines with video cameras.
Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;
Information to be derived:
Summary: Sediment samples are being analyzed for texture and carbonate content in the USGS/Woods Hole sediment lab. Sediment samples were obtained mainly from Yellowtail Reef. Did not do intended ROV work due to operational problems. Sediment samples; Videos (with National Geographic).
Contact: Kathy Scanlon (email@example.com)
InfoBank: uses the identifier G-1-01-GM. Visit this site for more information.
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Publications resulting from these data
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
Coleman, Felicia C., Koenig, Christopher C., Scanlon, Kathryn M., Heppell, Scott, Heppell, Selina, and Miller, Margaret W.,2010, Benthic habitat modification through excavation by red grouper, Epinephelus morio, in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico: The Open Fish Science Journal, v. 3: p. 1-15. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1874401X01003010001)
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