USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-015-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: eastern Long Island Sound and adjacent waters, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom photo and sedimentological, geochemical, and biological sampling to define sedimentary environments and benthic habitats within eastern Long Island Sound.


Start Date: 1996-03-11

Start Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

End Date: 1996-03-19

End Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , SeaBOSS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Lawrence Poppe, Brenton B. Taylor, Ralph Lewis

Affiliate Staff:
M. Cohen
R. Robertson

Notes: Original Center People field contained: L. Larry Poppe, D. Dann Blackwood, B. Brendt Taylor, R. Lewis, M. Cohen, R. Robertson.
Project = Sediment Texture of Long Island Sound, Sediment Texture of Long Island Sound

Location Map:


photo of Dempsey


(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
DGPS --- Navigation
1996-015-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS MARK)
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1996-015-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID