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ID W-4-06-MB
Also Known As MBARI T1051
Abstract Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute,United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California. Chief Scientists: Charlie Paull, Mark Chaffey, MBARI. Sampling data (vibratingcore) of field activity W-4-06-MB in Central California continental margin between Pt.Sur and Pt. San Martin from 10/31/2006 to 11/07/2006
Organization Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California
Project/Theme California Urban Ocean
Chief Scientist Charlie Paull
Mark Chaffey
Activity Type Sampling
Platform Western Flyer
Area of Operation Central California continental margin between Pt., Monterey Bay, CA t. San Martin, Monterey Bay, CA
Bounding Coordinates
-122.90622    -121.65929
Ports LEAVE Moss Landing
ARRIVE Moss Landing
Dates 10/31/2006 (JD 304) to 11/07/2006 (JD 311)
Analog Materials list
Information Specialist
Bill Normark
Bill Ussler MBARI
Larry Bird MBARI
Andy Hamilton MBARI
Kent Headly MBARI
Rendy Keaten MBARI
Brian Romans Stanford
Zane Jobe Stanford
Equipment Used
The cruise was split to reflect two different
operations: use the ROV to collect samples from submarine canyons (part 1)
and then to deploy cable for the sea floor observatory taking a few additional
vibracore samples near the observatory (part 2). A brief port stop on 02 Nov
(JD306) for personnel transfers.
Information to be Derived
Continue a sampling program to look at sediment
transport in smaller canyons south of Pt. Sur, e.g., Sur, Partington, Lucia,
and Little Lucia Canyons. Obtain additional samples to evaluate the recent
history of sediment transport through Monterey Canyon in the area of the
Shepard Meander. This is a continuation of earlier collaborative work with
MBARI scientists.
Refer to sample list W-4-06-MB_sampleslist_VC50-VC65.xls
(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.
Got Help? For W-4-06-MB, we would appreciate any information on -- contract, days at sea, dive count, funding, kms of navigation, national plan, NGDC Info, owner, project number, publications, scanned materials, seismic description, station count, station description, submersible, tabulated info.
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Navigation data nav    
Samples data samp    
Times   061.times    

W-4-06-MB location map of where navigation 

equipment operated
W-4-06-MB location map of where navigation 

equipment operated

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