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Summary for Field Activity Number 2009-071-FA

Area of Operations: Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: October 05, 2009 to October 09, 2009

Objectives: Conduct tunicate surveys to determine extent of growth of tunicates on eelgrass beds.

Type of Activity: Sampling
Photography

Information to be derived: Samples and Chemical Analysis
Photographs, quadrat assessment data

Summary: We documented the occurrence of invasive species of tunicates on eelgrass in rapid assessment surveys and quadrat surveys. Eelgrass samples with and without attached tunicates were collected and dried in a drying oven at MV Commission office in Oak Bluffs. Eelgrass samples will be processed by EPA-Boston personnel for carbohydrate, sugar, and starch content. 191 digital photographs were gathered.

USGS Project Number: 2921-0FO11 - Project Description

Contact: Dann Blackwood (dblackwood@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier B-71-09-MA. Visit this site for more information.

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
Shellfish Boats

The following materials for this field activity are available in the Information Archives:

Data and publications on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM:

Inventory ## per setData TypeContentsAuthorYearReport #FormatTitleRemarks
532301/01BIOL PHOTOBOTTOM PHOTO TASHMOO OCT 6-8BLACKWOOD, D20091027INTERNAL ARCHIVE SHEL 09071 SHELLFISH BOAT, BOTTOM PHOTOS AND COASTLINE, TASHMOO,MENEMESHA,MAJORS COVE, OCT 6-8, 2009, 188 IMAGES (#2266-2372;8366-8497)
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