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Summary for Field Activity Number 1991-019-FA

Alternate Leg ID: 91-1

Area of Operations: Deep Water Dump Site DWDS 106, New Jersey Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 23, 1991 to July 03, 1991

Objectives: Conduct a sidescan sonar survey for 48 hours. Collect samples and video of the sea floor using the robot JASON. The work will be conducted in the dump site and in a control area to the east. The sediment samples will be used for studies of benthic infauna, microbiology, heavy metal and organic geochemistry. The purpose of the sampling is to determine the distribution of the chemical enrichments from sewage sludge in the bottom sediments with distance from this dump site (located between 2,250-2,750 m water depth).

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USGS Project Number: DWDS 106

Contact: Mike Bothner (

InfoBank: uses the identifier C-1-91-NJ. Visit this site for more information.

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