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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-015-FA

Area of Operations: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 28, 2003 to November 07, 2003

Chief scientist: Page Valentine

   Robert Reid, NMFS, NOAA

Objectives: Sea floor habitat mapping and research.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;

Information to be derived: Habitat maps
Sea floor map

Summary: Conducted surveys on Georges Bank in U.S. waters on the Northern Edge, in Closed Area 2, and in the Nantucket Lightship Closed Area. Conducted geological sampling (grain size), video and photo transects, and biological sampling using a beam trawl, naturalists dredge, and otter trawl; also collected CTD data. All data except geological samples and photo video imagery collected and maintained by NOAA Fisheries. Total stations=110. Sediment samples=46. Video/photo stations=62. Invertebrate stations=11. Beam trawls=19. Naturalists dredges=9. Otter trawls=7. CTDs=12.

Contact: Page Valentine (

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-03-MA. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Valentine, Page C., Collie, Jeremy S., Reid, Robert N., Asch, Rebecca G., Guida, Vince G., and Blackwood, Dann S.,2007, The occurrence of the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. on Georges Bank gravel habitat - ecological observations and potential effects on groundfish and scallop fisheries: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 342, no. 1: p. 179-181. (Also available at

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