Alternate Leg ID: AT12-01
Area of Operations: New England Seamounts, New England Canyons, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: October 20, 2005 to October 31, 2005
Objectives: ALVIN dives in deep-water coral habitat for biological sampling and habitat characterization.
Type of Activity: Sampling
Sea floor mapping
Information to be derived: Habitat maps
Summary: Three sucessful Alvin dives (#4160, 4161, 4162) were carried out, one in Gilbert Canyon, one in Oceanographer Canyon, and one on Picket Seamount. Six photographic traverses were made using TOWCAM, a towed sled with a still camera set to take overlapping pictures of the sea floor. Living and fossil coral and other invertebrates were collected. Specimens were sent to various museums and researchers. Photo and video data are archived at WHOI.
USGS Project Number: 2921-0FO56 - Project Description
Contact: Kathy Scanlon (email@example.com)
InfoBank: uses the identifier A-1-05-NA. Visit this site for more information.