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Summary for Field Activity Number 1978-022-FA

Alternate Leg ID: 78-3

Area of Operations: Southeast Georgia Embayment, Georgia Bight, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: August 15, 1978 to August 19, 1978

Objectives: Study reefs and hardgrounds of the Georgia Bight to ground truth the seismic and sidescan sonar data; investigate firsthand the geologic origin and nature of the reefal features and their use as a marine habitat. Inspect bottom tripod instrument package on the shelf edge for scour, bottom conditions and composition, and document the extent of use of tripods as animal habitat. A minisparker line was planned to supplement existing data from the FAY 1975-1976 cruises and XBT observations are to be made to better define water masses associated with the tripods.

Type of Activity: Mooring work

Information to be derived: Time series data
Habitat maps

Summary: Submersible dives: 8 (19 hours underwater); Photos; TV videos; Surface salinity samples: 44; Van Veen samples; XBT: 38; Minisparker.

USGS Project Number: EA

Contact: Mahlon Ball ()

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of STATE ARROW
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