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Inner continental shelf sediment textures within western Massachusetts Bay
December 31, 2007

Sediment Textures

 Inner continental shelf sediment textures within western Massachusetts Bay classified using Barnhardt and others (1998). Bottom photographs A-D show sediment texture in select locations (photograph locations are shown as white dots on the sediment texture map). Grain size statistics are plotted as pie charts showing the relative percentages of gravel, sand, and mud. A, A

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Chart of data input heirarchy
December 31, 2007

Data input heirarchy

Sediment texture and distribution data were mapped qualitatively in Esri ArcGIS using a hierarchical methodology. Backscatter data were the first input, followed by bathymetry, surficial geologic and shallow stratigraphic interpretations, and photograph and sample databases. DEM, digital elevation model.

Photograph of seastars, blood stars, mussels and barnacles
August 10, 2006

Starfish, seastars, blood stars

Digital still photograph from Massachusetts Bay near Cohasset, MA, showing seastars (Asterias sp.), blood stars (Henricia sanguinolenta), blood drop tunicates (Dendrodoa carnea), mussels, and barnacles on cobbles and boulders covered with bubblegum algae and red filamentous algae. Water depth at this location is approximately 19.6 meters. 

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center storage vans
May 4, 2004

Storage vans, referred to as the "Freezer Farm"

 

 

Storage vans, referred to as the "Freezer Farm" sit outside the Woods Hole Science Center 

Lab setup aboard Research Vessel Gyre
December 31, 2003

Lab setup aboard R/V Gyre

Lab setup aboard R/V Gyre in the Gulf of Mexico from the 2003 field season.   Computers, recorders, and other electronic gear are securely mounted in racks or on tabletops and shelving for stability in rolling seas and for access.

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide
December 31, 2003

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide

Swath bathymetric map of the Cape Fear submarine slide, the largest slide on the US Atlantic coast. Data were collected on the R/V Atlantis in 2003.