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Summary for Field Activity Number 2008-004-FA

Alternate Leg ID: NBP0805; P-1-08-AN

Area of Operations: Drake Passage, Southern Ocean

Dates: April 18, 2008 to May 25, 2008

Objectives: Sea floor mapping (using multibeam sonar and deep-towed camera) and sampling (by dredge and trawl) of fossil and live cold-water corals for paleo-oceanographic and ecological studies.

Type of Activity: Sampling
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Samples and Chemical Analysis
Habitat maps
Bathymetric Maps

Summary: Multibeam bathymetry was collected continuously. 6 TOWCAM transects completed. 3 CTDs completed. 51 trawls and dredges deployed and rocks, corals, and other animals photographed and preserved. See bound cruise report for more information.

USGS Project Number: 2921-0FO51 - Project Description

Contact: Kathy Scanlon (

InfoBank: uses the identifier P-1-08-AN. Visit this site for more information.

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