USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-039-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Western Long Island Sound, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Obtain diver push cores from selected sites in Western Long island Sound: Manhasset Harbor, Little Neck Harbor, and Hempstead Harbor - two cores from each site. CCNY to determine down-core concentration profiles of Chlordane and DDT.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2005-10-14

Start Port/Location: Kings Point, Great Neck, NY

End Date: 2005-10-14

End Port/Location: Kings Point, Great Neck, NY

Equipment Used: DGPS, Digital camera, Push corer (wh)

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected a total of six push cores of at least 50 cm. in length. Bottom sediments very silty and underwater visibility was less than a few feet. The weather was lousy and the boat (32 ft. Sport Fisherman) was clearly not rigged for dive operations, but in true USGS fashion, we endeavored to endure and succeeded in spite of ourselves!!! Dives: 3 (One dive at each site); Cores: 6 (2 cores collected at each site); Analyses performed by scientists at CCNY.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Mike Melcer - US Merchant Marine Academy; Pengfei Zhang - City College of New York; Henry Wong - City College of New York; Steffen Wojick - US Merchant Marine Academy

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, Richard Rendigs - divers, drivers and mobilizers.
Project = Dive project, Dive project

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Dottie J
Dottie J

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2005-039-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Push corer (wh) --- Biology
Geology