Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Long Island Sound, New York, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe
Affiliate Investigator(s): George Sennefelder, NMFS, NOAA
Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map distributions of shell-bed habitat adjacent to point-associated shoals.
Start Date: 2007-08-06
Start Port/Location: Milford, CT
End Date: 2007-08-10
End Port/Location: Milford, CT
Equipment Used: DGPS, SeaBOSS, Digital camera
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Sea floor map; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Cruise was conducted in concert with the Teacher Research Experience Program; five middle-high school teachers and two students participated. Bottom photography/sampling stations were occupied in support of three projects: 1) Roanoke and Herod Points - 23 stations - study of shellbed composition and distribution adjacent to shore-attached, cape-associated shoals; 2) Charles Island Shoal - 18 stations - habitat variability appraisal for Ron Goldberg (NMFS-Milford); and 3) East Shoal - 6 stations - investigation of sessile forms on an isolated rocky bathymetric high east of Stratford Shoal for Peter Auster (NURC-NOAA).
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Lawrence Poppe
Notes: This cruise is affiliated with and partly supported by the NURC Teacher-Research Experience (TRE) Program. Program sponsers include the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Connecticut Sea Grant, and the University of Connecticut. Original Center People field contained: Larry Poppe; Dann Blackwood, photographer and SEABOSS tech.