Area of Operations: Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic
Dates: March 23, 2003 to March 26, 2003
Chief scientist: Page Valentine
WHOI: Hanu Singh, Cabell Davis, Scott Gallegher; SBNMS: James Lindholm
Objectives: Seabed photographic imagery and sidescan from AUVs for habitat mapping and classification.
Type of Activity: Photography; AUV sidescan sonar survey;AUV sidescan sonar survey
Information to be derived: Habitat maps;
Summary: Conducted 10 transects with the Seabed AUV over various seabed (habitat) types, including gravel, boulder reefs, mobile and immobile sand, and mud. AUV digital camera collected up to 2500 photos per transect. Original data (photos, depth, temp data) archived at the Deep Submergence Lab at WHOI.
Contact: Page Valentine (firstname.lastname@example.org)