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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):

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 Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

End Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

Start Date: 1996-03-11

End Date: 1996-03-19

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


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

North: 41.31818 South: 40.92156 West: -72.9811 East: -72.12788


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., Danforth, W.W., McMullen, K.Y., Parker, C.E., Lewit, P.G., and Doran, E.F., 2010, Integrated multibeam and LIDAR bathymetry data offshore of New London and Niantic, Connecticut: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1231, 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
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

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