Alternate Leg ID: OC 20
Area of Operations: Nantucket Shoals, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: December 28, 1976 to December 29, 1976
Objectives: Deploy moorings 124 and 125 near the ARGO MERCHANT and on Georges Bank respectively.
Type of Activity: Sampling
Information to be derived: Time series data
Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis
Suspended sediment concentrations
Summary: This is a WHOI cruise which deployed moorings 124 and 125 while collecting samples to delineate the ARGO MERCHANT oil spill. No WHSC personnel participated in field work. Moorings deployed: 2 (#124 and 125 recovered FA 77009 WHITEFOOT Mar. 3 - Apr. 17, 1977).
USGS Project Number: ARGO MERCHANT
Contact: John Milliman ()