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Alternate Leg ID: 78-3
Area of Operations: Southeast Georgia Embayment, Georgia Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: August 15, 1978 to August 19, 1978
Objectives: Study reefs and hardgrounds of the Georgia Bight to ground truth the seismic and sidescan sonar data; investigate firsthand the geologic origin and nature of the reefal features and their use as a marine habitat. Inspect bottom tripod instrument package on the shelf edge for scour, bottom conditions and composition, and document the extent of use of tripods as animal habitat. A minisparker line was planned to supplement existing data from the FAY 1975-1976 cruises and XBT observations are to be made to better define water masses associated with the tripods.
Type of Activity: Mooring work
Information to be derived: Time series data
Summary: Submersible dives: 8 (19 hours underwater); Photos; TV videos; Surface salinity samples: 44; Van Veen samples; XBT: 38; Minisparker.
USGS Project Number: EA
Contact: Mahlon Ball ()
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