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Sea-Floor Character and Sedimentary Processes in the Vicinity of Woods Hole, Massachusetts


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Bottom Photographs

Stations 41-61

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WH41  /   Gravel with scattered cobbles and bouldery patches. Shell debris is common; sponges, tunicates, and anthropogenic debris are present.
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WH42   /   Gravel with some sand and shell debris. Scattered boulders, starfish, live seaweed, gravel-sized muddy clasts are present.
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WH43   /   Gravel with some rippled coarse sandy patches on the tidal delta at the eastern entrance to Woods Hole Passage. Mussel-shell debris is abundant; gravel-rafted seaweed and starfish are present.
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WH44   /   Faintly rippled sand with abundant burrows and drifting, dead seaweed and gravel patches with abundant shell debris. Sponges, starfish, and anthropogenic debris are present.
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WH45  /   Gravel with scattered cobbles and boulders. Some of the gravel and cobbles are composed of muddy, bioeroded, dark-gray mud. Shells and shell debris are common. Starfish, live seaweed, gravel-sized muddy clasts are present.
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WH46  /   Faintly rippled sand with patchy accumulations of dead eelgrass. Burrows are common. Shell debris (largely scallop) and sponges are present.
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WH47  /   Gravel with scattered cobbles in depression off Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution dock. Sides of the depression are much sandier and rippled. Shell debris and anthropogenic debris are common; starfish and sponges are present.
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WH48  /  Gravel with scattered cobbles. Starfish, shell debris (largely scallop), and sponges are present; tunicates are common.
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WH49  /   Faintly rippled sand with scattered boulders and cobbles. Seaweed attaches to the boulders. Sponges and burrows are common; starfish and quahog-shell debris are present.
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WH50  /   Gravel with scattered cobbles and boulders. Shell debris is abundant; starfish, live seaweed, and sponges are present.
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WH51  /   Gravel with scattered boulders. Shell debris is abundant; starfish, live seaweed, crabs, sponges, and anthropogenic debris are present.
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WH52  /   Faintly rippled and smooth, muddy sand with abundant, patchy scallop-shell debris. Burrows are common; sponges and anthropogenic debris (bottle and barrel) are present.
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WH53  /   Undulating, smooth, muddy sand bottom. Burrows are abundant; crabs, starfish, animal tracks, shell debris, and patchy dead seaweed are present.
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WH54  /   Undulating, smooth, muddy bottom. Burrows are abundant; starfish, animal tracks, shell debris, patchy dead seaweed, and anthropogenic debris are present.
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WH55  /  Undulating, smooth, muddy, sandy bottom. Burrows and shell debris are abundant; animal tracks, patchy dead seaweed, and anthropogenic debris are present.
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WH56  /   Undulating, smooth, muddy bottom. Burrows are abundant; starfish, animal tracks, shell debris, and patchy dead seaweed are present.
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WH57  /    Undulating, smooth, muddy bottom. Burrows are abundant; starfish, animal tracks, shell debris, patchy dead seaweed, and anthropogenic debris are present.
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WH58  /   Current-rippled sand waves and megaripples with fine-grained gravel and shell debris concentrated in the wave troughs. Dark organic color deeper than 2 centimeters into sediment.
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WH59  /   Current-rippled sand waves with gravel and shell debris concentrated in the wave troughs. Scattered boulders and cobbles protruding through the sand suggest that the sand layer is relatively thin. Gravel-rafting seaweed and dead eelgrass are common.
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WH61  /   Outcrops of dense, dark olive gray, bio-eroded, organic-rich mud, presumably marsh deposits. Outcrop forms a near-vertical wall with as much as 6 meters of relief; boulders encrusted with sponges and algae, gravel, and cobbles are concentrated at the base in an apparent talus pile.
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