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Summary for Field Activity Number 1978-008-FA

Alternate Leg ID: E-2E-78

Area of Operations: Florida-Hatteras continental slope, inner Blake Plateau, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: April 02, 1978 to April 13, 1978

Objectives: Obtain at least 30 piston cores from 21 pre-selected target areas and determine character of bottom sediment in the study area. Subsamples were collected for hydrocarbon content, bacteria taxonomy, geotechnical properties, pore water geochemistry, and age determination.

Type of Activity: Sampling
Seismic profiling

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis
Grain size analysis

Summary: Piston cores: 51, archived at Duke; Box dredges: 26; Rock dredges: 12; Airgun.

USGS Project Number: EA

Contact: Mark Ayers ()

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

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