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Summary for Field Activity Number 1976-002-FA

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 ()

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
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