U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 469
Seabed Photographs, Sediment Texture Analyses, and Sun-illuminated Sea Floor Topography in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region off Boston, Massachusetts
Maps showing the sea-floor topography of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region have been published in both paper and digital formats: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/stellwagen/stellwagenbank.html. An 18-map series showing the sun-illuminated topography of each of the quadrangles (scale 1:25,000), including a description of seabed features, was published on paper in 1999-2001 (USGS Maps I-2701 to 2718). These maps are included here in digital (PDF) format with separate files of the descriptive text. During the mapping project, many seabed features were named for the first time, and subsequent maps showing the entire 18-quadrangle region (scale 1:60,000) display these names. Refer to USGS Scientific Investigations Maps 2840-A or -B to see the locations of named features.
To view all of the geographic names in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region, choose either of the two maps below to download.
USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2840-A (sea-floor topography; 1:60,000)
USGS Scientific Investigations Map 2840-B (sun-illuminated sea-floor topography; 1:60,000)
To view and/or download a 1:25,000 map of an individual quadrangle showing sun-illuminated topography and/or a description of its seabed topography, choose from the table below.
View printing instructions here.
Named geographic features that lie within the 18 quadrangles of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region are listed below by quadrangle. Most of these features were named during the mapping project, and a link to the official description is provided. Some feature names are historical; no official description is available. An alphabetized list of names and descriptions is available at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/stellwagen/html/geonames.html.