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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-03-MA. Visit this site for more information.
Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2005/11/fieldwork2.html