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Summary Information for Field Activity 2006-002-FA

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

Dates: August 22, 2006 to September 01, 2006

Chief scientist: Page Valentine

   Bob Reid, NOAA Fisheries

Objectives: Seabed habitat mapping: mapping of distribution of invasive tunicate, Didemnum sp.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Sea floor mapping; Photography;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Habitat maps;

Summary: Activities included video/photo drifts with SEABOSS for habitat and fauna description; CTD casts, otter trawling, and dredging for biological samples.

Contact: Page Valentine (

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-06-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

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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Deck photos of field activity operations.



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