Alternate Leg ID: BLM M-3; BTF M-3
Area of Operations: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: February 10, 1982 to February 28, 1982
Objectives: Cruise was the third in a series of seasonal benthic sampling cruises performed as part of the Georges Bank Lease Sale No. 42 Environmental Monitoring Program. Major emphasis was to determine the extent of deposition and accumulation of potentially toxic materials as a result of oil drilling activities and any subsequent effects on the benthic biota.
Type of Activity: Sampling
Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Summary: Sediment samples were collected for analysis of benthic infauna and epifauna, trace metal and hydrocarbon analysis, and CHN and sediment grain-size analyses (73); camera stations were occupied to record microtopography and visible macrofauna.
USGS Project Number: BLM M-3
Contact: Rick Rendigs (email@example.com)