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Summary Information for Field Activity 2004-025-FA

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

Dates: June 16, 2004 to June 16, 2004

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   W. Martin, WHOI

Objectives: Deploy 2 benthic chambers in Hingham Bay (Station 8) and collect up to 8 diver-collected push cores. Return in about 1 week to recover the benthic chambers.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary: On June 16, deployed two benthic chambers in Hingham Bay (Station 8) and collected 6 diver-collected push cores. Water depth was 24 feet. The cores were 4.5-inch ID. Extrusion pistons were inserted upon removal from the bottom. Core 8-6 had pre-installed fins for erosion experiment. Cores 8-3 through 8-6 were x-rayed at Falmouth Hospital. On June 23, the benthic chambers were recovered. Area of operation: 42.2914N to 42.2916N; -70.93W to -70.932W.

Contact: Michael Casso (

InfoBank: uses the identifier R-2-04-BH. Visit this site for more information.

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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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