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Summary Information for Field Activity 2003-051-FA

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

Dates: October 24, 2003 to October 24, 2003

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

Objectives: Using SCUBA divers, collect 8 sediment cores from Hull Bay (Station 8) for geochemical analysis.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary: Using SCUBA divers, collected 8 sediment cores from Hull Bay (Station 8) for geochemical analysis. Cores were collected at 42.291533 N Lat, 70.9293166 W Long. WHOI retained cores 8-1 through 8-5. USGS retained cores 8-6 through 8-8.


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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

Kalnejais, Linda H., Martin, William R., and Bothner, Michael H.,2010, The release of dissolved nutrients and metals from coastal sediments due to resuspension: Marine Chemistry, v. 121: p. 224-235. (Also available at

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