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Summary Information for Field Activity 2005-008-FA

Area of Operations: Georges Bank, United States, Canada, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 22, 2005 to September 02, 2005

Chief scientist: Page Valentine

   Robert Reid, NOAA Fisheries; Jeremy Collie, URI

Objectives: Benthic habitat studies and sea floor mapping.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography; Biological sSampling;Biological Sampling

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary: USGS SEABOSS video/photo transects: 133 stations; URI beam trawl: 11 stations; NMFS otter trawl: 6 stations; URI Naturalist dredge: 21 stations; NMFS CTD profiles: 16 stations.

Contact: Page Valentine (

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-05-GK. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Valentine, Page C., Carman, Mary R., Dijksta, Jennifer, and Blackwood, Dann S.,2009, Larval recruitment of the invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum, seasonal water temperatures in New England coastal and offshore waters, and implications for spread of the species: Aquatic Invasions, v. 4, no. 1: p. 153-168. (Also available at

Valentine, Page C., Collie, Jeremy S., Reid, Robert N., Asch, Rebecca G., Guida, Vince G., and Blackwood, Dann S.,2007, The occurrence of the colonial ascidian Didemnum sp. on Georges Bank gravel habitat - ecological observations and potential effects on groundfish and scallop fisheries: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, v. 342, no. 1: p. 179-181. (Also available at

Lengyel, Nicole L., Collie, Jeremy S., and Valentine, Page C.,2009, The invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum on Georges Bank - ecological effects and genetic identification: Aquatic Invasions, v. 4, no. 1: p. 143-152. (Also available at

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