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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-023-FA

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.

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