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Acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples from Stellwagen Bank during six surveys by the U.S. Geological Survey aboard the R/V Auk, May 2016 to April 2019


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Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2022, Station information, seabed and sample imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank from May 2016 to April 2019: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data are a part of the effort to map geologic substrates of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts. The overall goal is to develop high-resolution (1:25,000) interpretive maps, based on multibeam sonar data and seabed sampling, showing surficial geology and seabed sediment dynamics. The work was conducted in collaboration with the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and the data collected will aid research on the ecology of fish and invertebrate species that inhabit the region. The Sanctuary's research vessel, R/V Auk, visited a total of 233 locations on Stellwagen Bank during six separate surveys from May 2016 to April 2019. During these surveys a customized Van Veen grab sampler [...]


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“Log book for field activity 2016-012-FA, volume 1 of 2.”
6.48 MB application/pdf
“Log book for field activity 2016-012-FA, volume 2 of 2.”
5.67 MB application/pdf
“Log book for field activity 2016-039-FA.”
1.83 MB application/pdf
“Log book for field activity 2018-027-FA.”
10.11 MB application/pdf
“Log book for field activity 2018-028-FA.”
9.52 MB application/pdf
“Log book for field activity 2018-029-FA.”
4.43 MB application/pdf
“Log book for field activity 2019-007-FA.”
10.09 MB application/pdf


These log books provide a record of information recorded in the field.

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