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Summary Information for Field Activity 2004-026-FA

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

Dates: May 19, 2004 to May 20, 2004

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   William Martin - WHOI

Objectives: Exchange long-term moorings, collect sediment cores, obtain oxygen profiles within surface sediment, collect horse mussels using SCUBA from rocky bottoms near outfall, and deploy benthic chambers to measure fluxes of dissolved constituents in sediment-pore waters.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work;

Information to be derived: Oxygen profiles fluxes of dissolved constituents in pore waters

Summary: Moorings recovered: 2 (#755 and 756 deployed FA 04016 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 5-6, 2004). Moorings deployed: 3 (#766, 767 and 768 all recovered FA 04032 ABBIE BURGESS Sep. 22-23, 2004). All moorings were successfully replaced. Time series sediment trap did not rotate. Slow corer worked perfectly 8 for 8. Oxygen profiler used 2X at Station 3 and 1X at Station 2. Two benthic chambers deployed at Station 3. Divers (Dann Blackwood and Michael Casso) collected 10 horse mussels and a few brachiopods and one boulder covered with coraline algae and other organisms at MWRA Station T4-4.

Contact: Michael Casso (
Fran Lightsom (

InfoBank: uses the identifier H-1-04-MY. 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

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S.,2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM. (Also available at

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., and Lange, W.N.,2008, Time-series photographs of the sea floor in western Massachusetts Bay, 1996 - 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 266, Version 1.0, DVD-ROM. (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

Martini, Marinna, Butman, Bradford, and Mickelson, Michael J.,2007, Long-term performance of Aanderaa Optodes and Sea-Bird SBE-43 dissolved-oxygen sensors bottom mounted at 32 m in Massachusetts Bay: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, v. 24, no. 11: p. 1924-1935. (Also available at

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