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Summary for Field Activity Number 1984-007-FA

Area of Operations: Georges Bank
Lydonia, Oceanographer, Heel Tapper, Gilbert, Hydrographer, and Veatch Canyons
Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 02, 1984 to July 12, 1984

Objectives: (1) Revisit the eight site specific monitoring stations at Lydonia, Oceanographer and Veatch submarine canyons and on the southern flank of Georges Bank for Northeast Monitoring Program studies relating to gas and oil drilling operations; (2) conduct transect surveys to define qualitatively and quantitatively the megafauna of the sea floor and their habitats; (3) collect faunal and substrate samples for contaminant (hydrocarbons, trace metals, and PCBs) analyses; (4) conduct geological studies relating surficial geological and sedimentary features to animal abundance and distribution and describing these features as indicators of bottom current regime; and (5) revisit the deep water monitoring station on the slope east of Oceanographer Canyon.

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Information to be derived:

Summary: Dives JSL2-862 through JSL2-874; 13 stations; 73 sediment samples; film and video employed at all dives.

USGS Project Number: NMFS

Contact: Page Valentine (

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