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ID J-6-96-MB
Abstract Chief Scientist: Roberto Anima. Geophysical data (sidescansonar, GPS, underwatertelevision, VanVeengrab) of field activity J-6-96-MB in Monterey Bay, California from 09/30/1996 to 10/16/1996
Project/Theme Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
Chief Scientist Roberto Anima
Activity Type Geophysical
Platform David Johnston
Area of Operation Monterey Bay, California, Monterey Bay, CA
Bounding Coordinates
-122.49352    -121.95979
Dates 09/30/1996 (JD 274) to 10/16/1996 (JD 290)
Analog Materials list
Information Specialist
Carolyn Degnan
Roberto Anima Chief Scientist, USGS Western Region
Jim Tait Scientist, USGS Western Region
Pete Galanis Scientist, USGS Western Region
Marjorie Medrano Scientist, USGS Western Region
Betsy Cooper Intern student, USGS Western Region
Curt Storlazzi Graduate student, UCSC
Deirdre Scholar Graduate student, UCSC
Yvonne Rodriquez Student, UCSC
Mike Boyle Support, USGS Western Region
Gordon Smith Ship Captain, USGS Western Region
Equipment Used
Ground truth the area previously
covered by side-scan sonar and seismic reflection profiling.
Monterey Bay Marine Santuary Nearshore Studies--Rough
seas and stormy weather kept the intended cruise of two weeks
in port for all but five days.  During the first three days of
operations underwater video footage was collected in the
vicinity of Ano Nuevo and Scotts Creek.  The video shows a
striking difference in outcrop types and textural variation
in sediment type across the nearshore shelf area.  Bad weather
forced the last two days of operations to  place two week
after the initial startup time.  Roberto Anima, Jim Tait,
Peter Galanis, Marge Medrano,  Intern student Betsy Cooper,
and UCSC Graduate Students Curt Storlazzi, and Deirdre Scholar,
and Undergraduate Yvonne Rodriguez report they, with the
support from Mike Boyle and Gordon Smith (skipper), were able
to collect excellent video coverage and sediment samples
of six areas covered.  The MBMS nearshore studies has compiled
an emense data base of side scan sonar and seismic reflection
records that has undergone preliminary mapping and
interpretation.  The purpose of this cruise was to ground truth
the mapping and interpretation with underwater video and
grab sampling.  Aside from the unfortunate weather problems
the days worked proved fruitful.  More of the same
information needs to be collected in the  sites not occupied
during this cruise. - R.Anima
Eittreim, Stephen L., and Noble, Marlene, editors, 2002, Seafloor geology and
natural environment of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: Marine Geology, v
. 181

Journals > m > Marine Geology > Volumes 181 - 190 > Volume 181, Issues 1-3

Wong, F.L., and Eittreim, S.L., 2001, Continental Shelf GIS for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 01-179, 1 CDROM, open-file/of01-179/
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