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Summary for Field Activity Number 1985-021-FA

Area of Operations: northern Jordan Basin, Gulf of Maine, United States, Canada, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 22, 1985 to June 29, 1985

Objectives: Determine abundance of lobsters and lobster shelters in selected areas of the northwest region of the Gulf of Maine (Jordan Basin). Describe and record the geological and sedimentary features of the sea floor at all dive locations; collect sediment samples for grain size analysis and qualitative infaunal samples.

Type of Activity: Sampling

Information to be derived: Samples and Chemical Analysis
Grain size analysis
Habitat maps

Summary: 10 submersible dives (JSL2-1089 thru JSL2-1098) observed/documented the sea floor and lobsters, and collected required sediment samples. Sediment samples: 18.

USGS Project Number: NMFS

Contact: Page Valentine (

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