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ID W-2-06-MB
Also Known As MBARI T954 to T958
Abstract Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Charlie Paull, Jim Barry (MBARI). Mooring Redeployment and Sampling data (vibratingcore, pushcore, ROV, camera) of field activity W-2-06-MB in Monterey Bay from 03/21/2006 to 03/27/2006
Organization Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Project/Theme California Urban Ocean
Chief Scientist Charlie Paull
Jim Barry (MBARI)
Activity Type Mooring Redeployment and Sampling
Platform Western Flyer
Area of Operation Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay, CA
Bounding Coordinates
-124.01016    -121.98727
Ports LEAVE Moss Landing
ARRIVE Moss Landing
Dates 03/21/2006 (JD 080) to 03/27/2006 (JD 086)
Analog Materials No analog holdings.
Information Specialist
Bill Normark
Bill Ussler
Patrick Whaling
Rendy Keaten
Craig McLain
Larry Bird
Kim Fulton-Bennett MBARI
Equipment Used
We will be servicing and re-deploying instrument packages in ~3,400 m
of water in the axis of Monterey Canyon channel at Shepard Meander and on its
adjacent flank. This equipment was launched during the Western Flyer's
Oct. 3-5, 2005 cruise. The equipment includes an ROV serviceable Remote
Instrument Node (RIN), two moorings containing benthic sediment traps and a
McLane profiler. The McLane profiler (MMP) will be recovered but not
redeployed until the April MOOS deployment trip (April 27-May 4). A new RIN
frame will be deployed on the flank of the canyon in preparation for the
full-up MOOS deployment trip (April 27-May 4). We anticipate visiting this
RIN with Tiburon dive to confirm that it survived the deployment and to
collect samples that characterize this area of the canyon/fan channel's flank.

A second priority is to collect sediment samples and benthic biological samples to assess benthic community structure on the Monterey Fan, in association with the Shepard Meander project and benthic biology project. This will be done by ROV diving on remote areas of the fan away from the Monterey fan valley. Samples also may be collected using the MLML multi-corer as time and weather allow. This will be done in the middle of the cruise, after the instruments in Shepard Meander are recovered, but before they are re-deployed. In the event of poor weather and on the last day we will try to collect vibracore and sampling transect in the heads of several canyons near shore.
Information to be Derived
Evaluate the recent history of sediment transport through Monterey
Canyon and on to Monterey Fan seaward of the Shepard Meander. This is a
continuation of earlier collaborative work with MBARI scientists. Initiate
sampling program to look at sediment transport in several of the smaller
canyons south of Pt. Sur, e.g., Sur, Partington and Lucia Canyons.
cores in Bldg. 15 refer

(1) Station IDs reflect the Tiburon dive numbers set by MBARI.
(2) Sample numbers for the push cores are generally not consecutive but reflect permanent labels on coring and other devices that are randomly chosen before each dive, and many of the push cores are reused in later dives. USGS sample protocol could not used during dives except for the Activity ID (W-1-05-SC).
(3) Sample numbers recorded in FACS reflect only those samples that will be brought to the USGS for logging, description, and, in most cases, archiving.
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