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Summary for Field Activity Number 1976-009-FA

Area of Operations: Mayaguez, Boqueron, Puerto Rico, Caribbean Sea, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 05, 1976 to May 14, 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. This cruise completes the bottom sampling in the Mayaguez-Boqueron area. With a 1/20,000 scale, 2 meter contour interval bathymetric chart as a guide, 98 bottom samples were collected during this field activity. A total of 256 bottom samples were collected for this area (this includes samples during FA 76002).

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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