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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1003

Sea-Floor Geology in Northeastern Block Island Sound, Rhode Island

Skip past contents information Title | List of Figures | Conversion Factors | Abstract | Introduction | Setting | Methods | Bathymetry | Sidescan Sonar | Sediments | Bottom Photography | GIS Data Catalog | Summary | Acknowledgments | References | Contacts | Index

Figure 9. Photograph of the sampling device used to collect sediment and photographic data.

Figure 9. The small Seabed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS), a modified Van Veen grab sampler with attached still and video cameras, on the aft starboard side of the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Rafael. The system uses a winch, mounted on a davit (left), and a take-up reel for the video-signal and power cable (right).

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