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Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-019-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): 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 Port/Location: Milford, CT

End Port/Location: Milford, CT

Start Date: 2007-08-06

End Date: 2007-08-10

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

Affiliate Staff:
George Sennefelder
biologist; Ivar Babb

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.


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

North: 41.18833 South: 40.95 West: -72.9167 East: -72.63333


photo of Loosanoff



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2007-019-FA-PH-002 ( 2 DVDs of bottom photos from Charles Island, Roanoke Point, and Herod Point, Long Island Sound.)
2007-019-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)
2007-019-FA-VD-001-01 ( 7 DVDs of bottom video from Roanoke Point and Herod Point, Long Island Sound)
2007-019-FA-VD-001 ( 4 Hi-8 cassette tapes of bottom video from Charles Island, Roanoke Point, and Herod Point, Long Island Sound)
Digital camera --- Photo
2007-019-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)

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