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Summary for Field Activity Number 2008-022-FA

Alternate Leg ID: NMFS HB0805, Leg 3; B-22-08-GK

Area of Operations: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 12, 2008 to July 21, 2008

Objectives: Multibeam mapping and AUV surveys of northern Georges Bank in support of testing the capability of the new MIT AUV to detect Didemnum on gravel habitats using photography and testing the BIGELOW's ME70 swath bathymetric system.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Habitat maps

Summary: Cruise purpose was to test the capability of the new MIT AUV to detect the invasive tunicate Didemnum on gravel habitats using photography. Photos collected are curated at MIT Sea Grant, Boston, MA. Other purpose was to test the ME70 swath bathymetric system on the Bigelow. Total of 110 sq. km of sea bed mapped in study area. ME70 imagery curated at NOAA NMFS, Sandy Hook, NJ.

USGS Project Number: 2921-0FO11 - Project Description

Contact: Page Valentine (

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-22-08-GK. Visit this site for more information.

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