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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-002-FA

Other ID: JD95-2

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ralph Lewis - CT DEP; Roman Zajac - UNH

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom photography and sedimentological geochemical and biological sampling to define sedimentary environments and benthic habitats in areas previously sidescanned.


Start Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

End Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

Start Date: 1995-08-23

End Date: 1995-08-29

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:
R. Lewis
M. Cohen - CT-DEP; D. Toderlund - USCG; R. Zajac
S. Wilson
D. Selger
R. Reuben
C. Dodson
J. Howald
J. Athey
A. Gallop - UNH

Notes: Cruise will characterize summer benthic communities/textural distributions; duplicate comparative cruise DEMP 95001 in April will characterize spring conditions. Original Center People field contained: L. Larry Poppe - Ch. Sci., D. Dann Blackwood - Photog.
Project = CT Co-op/Long Island Sound Marine Studies, CT Co-op/Long Island Sound Marine Studies


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

North: 41.25145 South: 41.01244 West: -73.3286 East: -72.55213


photo of Dempsey


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, CD-ROM, URL:

Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, Chris, eds., 1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-502, CD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1995-002-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS MARK, NAV DGPS MARK, NAV DGPS MARK, NAV DGPS MARK, NAV DGPS MARK, )
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1995-002-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Osprey camera system --- Photo

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