Area of Operations: Mayaguez, Boqueron, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: January 18, 1976 to February 26, 1976
Objectives: Determine bottom-sediment distribution, suspended-sediment concentration, water color, transparency, and salinity in the Mayaguez-Boqueron area, offshore southwestern Puerto Rico.
Type of Activity: Sampling
Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis
Summary: In shallow areas a 17-foot McKee and a 10-1/2 foot inflatable Zodiac were used. Navigation in small boats was usually by horizontal sextant angles. With a 1:20,000 scale, 2 meter contour interval bathymetric map as a guide, 158 bottom samples were collected. Additional strategic samples will be collected following preliminary microscope examination of these.
USGS Project Number: PR CO-OP
Contact: Rafael Rodriguez ()
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