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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-028-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): Lawrence Poppe

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Verification and geologic interpretation of NOAA hydrographic surveys and support of habitat mapping


Start Port/Location: Groton, CT

End Port/Location: Groton, CT

Start Date: 2012-10-09

End Date: 2012-10-18

Equipment Used: DGPS, SeaBOSS, ROV

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;Grain size analysis;Habitat maps;Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Days were divided between 1) Seaboss work collecting data for benthic infauna (R. Zajac, Univ. New haven); bulk chemistry (T. Kenna, LDEO); sediment texture, bottom photography, and CHN (L. Poppe, USGS); 2) CTD and current measurements (K. Howard-Strobel, UCONN); and bottom photographic habitat transects (L. Stefaniak, UCONN). Only the Texture, CHN, and photography in support of the infauna work will be analyzed at the WHCMSC.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:
Roman Zajac (University of New Haven); Lauren Stefaniak (UConn)
Kay Howard-Strobel (UCONN)

Notes: This cruise will involve SEABOSS work aboard the RV Connecticut. The cruise was originally scheduled for September, but delayed due to problems with the ship's transmission
Project = CT/Seafloor Mapping of LI Sound, State of Connecticut Reimbursable


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

North: 41.22205 South: 40.90313 West: -73.309 East: -72.86407


photo of Connecticut



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2012-028-FA-PH-001 ( DVD with bottom photographs (3,400), taken with the Seaboss.)
2012-028-FA-VD-001 ( DVD Video with the sea floor collected with the Seaboss system.)
2012-028-FA-VD-002 ( DVD data set Video of the sea floor collected with the SeaBoss system.)
ROV --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation
2012-028-FA-LN-001 ( DVD with digital files containing the raw differential GPS navigation from the RV Connecticut )

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