USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1999-056-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): Johan Varekamp, Wesleyan University

Information Specialist(s): Ellen Mecray, Nancy K. Soderberg

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect grab samples to be used for toxicity tests: 3 grabs per station, 30 stations transiting the Sound from east to west in a zig zag pattern to achieve both along-axis and cross-axis samples. Collaborating scientists from Wesleyan University will also be aboard to sample 10 stations for bottom water and foram samples in sediments.


Start Date: 1999-11-08

Start Port/Location: Groton, CT

End Date: 1999-11-11

End Port/Location: Groton, CT

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Video camera - deep sea, Digital camera, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Samples covered most of Long Island Sound.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Erin Galvin, Ellen Mecray, Joseph S. Newell, Sunita Shah, Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Wesleyan person - bottom samples and grabs; Joop Varekamp - Assoc. Chief Sci.; Taras Gapotchenko and Joshoa Koch

Notes: Latitude coordinates are not entered here. Original Center People field contained: Marilyn ten Brink - Chief Scientist; Ellen Mecray, Sunita Shah - deck ops, Erin Galvin - deck ops and mob, Dann Blackwood - video on grab, Joe Newell - mob and transport gear to/from Groton.
Project = Long Island Sound Environmental studies: Geochemistry, Long Island Sound Environmental studies: Geochemistry


Long Island Sound, New York, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 41.31018 South: 40.87833 West: -73.7469 East: -72.04258


photo of Connecticut


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
1999-056-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Digital camera --- Photo
1999-056-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of CORE PHOTOS LIS, DECK PHOTOS LIS, )
DGPS --- Navigation