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Summary Information for Field Activity 2007-006-FA

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

Dates: July 02, 2007 to July 13, 2007

Chief scientist: Page Valentine

   Robert Reid, NOAA Fisheries; Jeremy Collie, URI

Objectives: Benthic habitats studies and mapping.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Photography;

Information to be derived: Habitat maps;

Summary: 99 USGS SEABOSS video/photo transects; 77 USGS bottom temp. records; 8 USGS Didemnum sp. samples; 4 NOAA 30-liter water samples; 55 NOAA Seabird CTD stations; 19 URI Naturalist dredge stations; 12 URI otter trawl stations. USGS data archived at USGS Woods Hole, MA (Valentine). NOAA Fisheries data archived at NMFS Woods Hole (Reed). URI data archived at URI, Narragansett, RI (Collie).

Contact: Page Valentine (

InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-07-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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Data is in the Data Library - contact Data Manager (

Deck photos of field activity operations.



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