Area of Operations: mid-Atlantic continental shelf, Hudson Canyon, New Jersey, Great South Channel, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: October 24, 2002 to November 04, 2002
Chief scientist: Page Valentine
Tom Noji/Vince Guida - NMFS, Sandy Hook, NJ
Objectives: Monitor the benthic habitat and fish productivity on the outer continental shelf adjacent to the Hudson Canyon, comparing areas of varying depth and varying degrees of disturbance by commercial trawling. Using underwater video and photographic techniques, characterize the topography of tilefish habitat for use in estimating tilefish and other fish populations and as a reconnaissance for submersible experiments with tilefish and other fisheries species, and characterize the state of disturbance along Great South Channel and adjacent Nantucket Lightship Closed Area.
Type of Activity: Photography; Geological/biological sampling; Video;Geological/biological sampling
Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;
Summary: Total of 80 stations occupied; 23 sediment samples; 48 biological samples; 32 video transects; 32 photo transects.
Contact: Page Valentine (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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