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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1357

Sea-Floor Character and Surface Processes in the Vicinity of Quicks Hole, Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts


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Bottom Photographs

Stations 1-20

Figure 14.  Map showing the station locations used to verify the acoustic data with bottom sampling and photography during the RAFAEL 05007 cruise.
Figure 14. Map showing the station locations used to verify the acoustic data with bottom sampling and photography during the RAFAEL 05007 cruise.

Station  /   Lithologic Description

QH1  /  Muddy sand with scattered boulders, shell debris, seaweed, and yellow sponges. Burrows are common; a thin layer of mud coats much of the bottom.
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QH2  /  Muddy sand with scattered mounds. Burrows are common; scattered patches of seaweed and shell debris are present.
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QH3  /  Faintly rippled sand with some gravel (gravel is probably shells). Amphipod tubes, worm burrows, some shell fragments and fish are present.
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QH4  /  Smooth sea floor of muddy sand with numerous burrows and burrowing anemones. Drift across station appeared to cross a depression (trench?) that contained abundant shell fragments and drifting seaweed. Larger burrows are present along the edges of the depression.
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QH5  /  Smooth sea floor of muddy sand with numerous burrows (some lobster?). Drift across station appeared to cross a depression that contained abundant shell fragments and drifting seaweed. Larger burrows are present along the edges of the depression.
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QH6  /  Muddy sea floor with burrows, sea urchins, tracks, and burrowing sea anemones.
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QH7  /  Muddy undulating bottom with burrows and tracks. Some coarse sand mixed with the finer sediment.
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QH8  /  Boulder with abundant seaweed and intervening patches of sand.
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QH9  /  Muddy undulating bottom with burrows, tracks, and patches of shell debris.
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QH10  /  Muddy flat undulating bottom with burrows, tracks, and scattered seaweed.
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QH11  /  gravelly sand with scattered cobbles. Seaweed, lobsters and traps, kelp, and moon snail casings are present.
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QH12  /  Sand with shell debris. Sponges, razor clam shells, skate, and moon snail casings are present.
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QH13  /  Coarse sand with some gravel and shell debris (razor clam). Skates, sea urchins, a line, and moon snail casings are present.
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QH14  /  Gravelly sand with shell debris (quahog and razor clam). Skate and skate egg casings are present.
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QH15  /  Sand with shell debris (quahog and razor clam). Skate and skate egg casings are present.
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QH16  /  Sand with shell debris and scattered ahermatypic corals and seaweed.
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QH17  /  Undulating bottom of faintly rippled muddy sand. Burrows are common; seaweed and shell debris are present.
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QH18  /  Boulders overgrown with seaweed. Patches of sand and gravel occur between the boulders.
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QH19  /  Muddy sand with burrows, tracks, and sparse seaweed.
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QH20  /  Muddy sand with burrows, shell debris, and widely spaced boulders. Whelk, kelp, and green and red seaweed are present.
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