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Summary for Field Activity Number 1978-038-FA

Area of Operations: South Atlantic Bight, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: December 13, 1978 to December 13, 1978

Objectives: Recover bottom tripod system (mooring #153). The instrument package had not been recovered as planned on an earlier cruise due to failure in recovery system. (An unsuccessful attempt to recover by grappling was made on a University of Miami cruise, FA 78039, Nov. 14-17, 1978, aboard the COLUMBUS ISELIN CI7808.) We planned to recover by grappling. USGS personnel were onboard this cruise for the recovery only and did not transit with the vessel.

Type of Activity: Mooring work

Information to be derived: Time series data

Summary: This recovery terminates the bottom sediment transport observation in the South Atlantic Bight for FY 1979. Mooring recovered: 1 (#153, deployed FA 78018 WHITEFOOT Jul. 13-14, 1978). The tripod system was generally free of biological growth. The penetrators in the camera, strobe and battery had severely corroded and the entire system flooded. The film was not entirely wet however and has been sent for processing.

USGS Project Number: EA-PO

Contact: Brad Butman (

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of WHITEFOOT
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