USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-009-FA

Other ID: 92-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: eastern Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound, Connecticut, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ralph Lewis, CGS

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom sampling and photography to determine textural distributions of surficial sediments, to relate these distributions to active sedimentary processes, and to evaluate potential near-shore sand and gravel resources; benthic biologic sampling to evaluate the faunal distributions and concentrations and relate them to habitats within a previously collected sidescan mosaic; and sediment sampling to examine the present trace metal concentrations within and outside the dredge-spoil dumpsites off the Thames River estuary.


Start Date: 1992-06-02

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1992-06-10

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system, DGPS, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples: 297; Bottom photography: 300 stations; Benthic biology: 60 samples; Geochemical: 29 samples.

Staff: Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:
Connecticut Geologic Survey (CGS) - Ralph Lewis
Sid Quarrier; Univ. New Haven - Roman Zajac
Jana Newman
2 students; Indiana Univ. - Boc Wintsch
3 students; Doug Tolderlund - Coast Guard Academy; Ari Locklear - Southern Connecticut College

Project = Connecticut Co-operative, Connecticut Co-operative

Location Map:


photo of Asterias


(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1992-009-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Osprey camera system --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation
Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C --- Navigation