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Summary for Field Activity Number 1974-004-FA

Area of Operations: Baltimore Canyon Trough, outer continental shelf, offshore New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 15, 1974 to May 30, 1974

Objectives: Commence studies of the movement and characteristics of bottom sediments and of the abundance and distribution of benthic organisms via acoustic survey and bottom sampling.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived:

Summary: Tracklines: 2,348 km; Fathometer: 2,144 km; 3.5 kHz records: 1,809 km; EG&G Uniboom: 1,787 km; Sample stations: 93; Bottom sediment grabs: 228; Bottom water samples: 36.

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Contact: Harley Knebel (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of MT MITCHELL
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