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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-027-FA

Area of Operations: Oculina Bank, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 28, 2003 to May 09, 2003

Chief scientist: Kathy Scanlon

   Andrew Shepard, NOAA/NURC, Wilmington, NC

Objectives: Characterization and biological studies of Oculina deep water coral habitat using ROV, sediment grab, and listening devices. This is a NOAA cruise on a NASA ship. No USGS participants were on board, but sediment grab samples were taken and shipped to K. Scanlon.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography; Listening;Listening

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary: Because of ship problems, the operation was switched from R/V LIBERTY STAR to R/V FREEDOM STAR half way through the cruise. 39 sediment grab samples were collected. Samples were collected by Leslie Sautter for Kathy Scanlon and were analyzed in Woods Hole.


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