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Summary Information for Field Activity 2004-032-FA

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

Dates: September 22, 2004 to September 23, 2004

Chief scientist: Mike Bothner

   William Martin (WHOI)

Objectives: Exchanged long-term moorings at Station A off Boston. Collected 8 sediment cores. Deployed and recovered oxygen profiler. Deployed benthic chambers.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Mooring work; Photography;

Information to be derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary: Exchanged long-term moorings at Station A off Boston. Moorings deployed: 2 (#774 recovered adrift, FA 04065 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Dec. 31, 2004; #775 recovered FA 05003 ABBIE BURGESS Feb. 5-6, 2005). Moorings recovered: 3 (#766, 767 with film, and 768, all deployed FA 04026 MARCUS HANNA May 19-20, 2004). Recovered 38 sediment trap samples. Collected 3 cores from Station 2 (sandy) and 5 cores from Station 3 (muddy).

Contact: Michael Casso (
Fran Lightsom (

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-1-04-MA. 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

Bothner, Michael H., Butman, Bradford, and Casso, Michael A.,2010, Review of oceanographic and geochemical data collected in Massachusetts Bay during a large discharge of total suspended solids from Boston's sewage-treatment system and ocean outfall in August 2002: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1050, 11 p.. (Also available at

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