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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-035-FA

Area of Operations: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 17, 2003 to June 17, 2003

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   Joanne Goudreau and Fred Sayles, WHOI

Objectives: Deploy oxygen profiling instrument at long-term Monitoring Stations 3 and 2; test grab sampler.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography; Measure oxygen profile in surficial sediments;Measure oxygen profile in surficial sediments

Information to be derived: Oxygen profiles and measurements

Summary: Profiler worked well from boat. Profiles were downloaded at sea. Grab was deployed on starboard side, aft position. Sampler rested on gunnel with stability pipe in other hole and sample buckets over side of vessel for sampling and clean-out. Davit was of adequate height. Starboard davit was guyed to port side davit. Hardly a measurable list occurred during pullout. Sample was good with excellent penetration. Weather and tide didn't allow visit to site 2. Osprey Oxygen profiler was deployed and recovered twice at site 3. Small Van Veen grab was tested from davit in Boston Harbor in thirty feet of water near Perry Cove at 42 17.978 N, 70 56.425 W.


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Publications resulting from these data

Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C.,2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.. (Also available at

Kalnejais, Linda H., Martin, William R., Signell, Richard P., and Bothner, Michael H.,2007, Role of sediment resuspension in the remobilization of particulate-phase metals from coastal sediments: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 41, no. 7: p. 2282-2288. (Also available at

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