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Summary for Field Activity Number 1987-039-FA

Alternate Leg ID: BS 87-1; Leg 1, Leg 2

Area of Operations: southeast Louisiana shelf, Chandeleur Islands region, east of Mississippi River delta, Louisiana, north-central Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 14, 1987 to September 25, 1987

Objectives: Collect 40-ft. long continuous vibracores at sites selected from high-resolution seismic profiles collected in a survey in June 1987. Interpretation of the cores and seismic profiles will be used to determine the stratigraphy and structure of the shallow sub-bottom of the region. Long-term purpose of program is to locate and identify potential offshore sand borrow areas for beach replenishment projects.

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Information to be derived:

Summary: 40-ft cores: 64; 20-ft cores: 13.

USGS Project Number: 9470-03855

Contact: Jeff Williams (

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-12-87-LA. Visit this site for more information.

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Map of field activity boundary.

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