Alternate Leg ID: 83-2
Area of Operations: Bahia de Samana (Samana Bay), Dominican Republic, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: August 21, 1983 to September 07, 1983
Objectives: Identify heavy mineral deposits and shallow gas on the insular shelf of northeastern Dominican Republic.
Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Information to be derived: Morphology
Summary: Seismic data indicated the presence of shallow gas near the western end of Bahia de Samana. Dominican geologists later told us gas had been discovered onshore near the area surveyed. Mud diapirs are a common feature in the sediments underlying the western port of Samana Bay. The bay is bounded in the north and south by faults extending parallel to the coasts.
USGS Project Number: PR CO-OP
Contact: Rafael Rodriguez ()