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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 21-42

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.

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QH21  /  Flat to undulating sandy mud with burrows and shell debris and scattered drifting and attached seaweed. Skate are present.
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PICT0184
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QH22  /  Sandy mud with scattered sponges and ahermatypic corals, abundant shell debris, and sparse seaweed.
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PICT0207
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Sandy mud with abundant burrows and scattered seaweed.
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QH24  /  Flat to undulating sea floor of burrowed muddy sand. Scattered seaweed and shells and a pipe are present. PICT0220
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QH25  /  QH25 Boulders with intervening patches of gravel and burrowed sand. Kelp, nondescript seaweed, shell fragments, and starfish are common; fish are present.
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PICT0214
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QH26  /   Mud with burrows, tracks, and some seaweed.
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PICT0191
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PICT0192
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QH27  /  QH27 Gravelly sand with abundant sponges. Seaweed and flounder are present.
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PICT0128
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PICT0129
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QH28  /   Rippled sand with scattered boulders and mussel shell debris. Seaweed attaches to the boulders; scallops are present.
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PICT0125
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PICT0126
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PICT0127
QH29  /   Boulders with intervening patches of sand, gravel and mussel shell debris. Sponges and some nondescript seaweed are attached to the boulders; starfish and scallops are present.
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PICT0117
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PICT0118
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PICT0121
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PICT0122
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QH30  /  QH30 Gravelly sand and shell fragments with starfish and scattered drifting and attached seaweed.
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PICT0109
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PICT0110
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QH31  /   Boulders with intervening sandy gravel. Starfish, shell debris, small fish, and seaweed are present.
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PICT0100
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PICT0101
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PICT0102
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QH32  /   Gravelly sand and gravel with mussel shell debris. Moon snail casings are present.
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QH33  /   Sandy gravel with scattered boulders and abundant shell debris. Starfish, stripper, and a school of fingerlings were observed in the bottom video.
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PICT0087
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PICT0088
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PICT0090
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QH34  /   Rippled medium-grained brown sand with scattered rocks near end of drift. Trace of loose organics, eelgrass, kelp, red seaweed and some tunicate patches are present.
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PICT0093
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PICT0094
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QH35  /   Sandy gravel with some shell debris, loose drifting seaweed, moon snails, and starfish.
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PICT0244
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QH36  /   Gravel with scattered boulders. Pieces of loose drifting red seaweed, starfish, and shell debris are present.
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QH37  /   Sandy gravel with scattered shell debris, seaweed, and patches of gravel. Sea floor has a current swept appearance.
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PICT0240
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QH38  /   Boulders with intervening patches of sand and shell debris. Kelp and nondescript seaweed cover the boulders.
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PICT0237
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QH39  /   Sand with low, broad ripples. Shell debris, amphipod tubes, worm burrows are concentrated in ripple troughs. Skates and moon snails are present.
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QH40  /   Boulders with intervening patches of sand and shell fragments. Sponges, starfish, barnacles, and seaweed are common on the boulders. Small fish and soft corals are present.
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QH41  /   Current-rippled sand with shell debris and moon snail casings. Organics concentrated in ripple troughs.
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PICT0013
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QH42  /   Current-rippled sand with fine gravel and razor clam shell debris concentrated in the troughs. Moon snails and small crabs are present; alternating bathymetric highs and lows suggest the crests and troughs of sand waves and megaripples.
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PICT0024
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