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Field Activity Details for field activity 2009-059-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): CT-DEP

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truth NOAA surveys H11251, H11445, H11446, H11997, H11999 and H12013 in eastern Long Island Sound with bottom sampling and photography. Field work was focused on the sampling/photography.


Start Port/Location: Groton, CT

End Port/Location: Groton, CT

Start Date: 2009-11-09

End Date: 2009-11-11

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera, HYPACK

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Video and still photographs were collected at 41 stations; samples were collected at 27 of the stations. Ground truthing of survey H11445 was completed; ground truthing of surveys H11251 and H12013 was partly completed. Cruise was originally planned for 7 days, but remnants of Hurricane Ida increased the sea state and terminated field operations.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Katherine McMullen, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: SEABOSS used was the mini-SEABOSS. Original Center People field contained: Larry Poppe - Scientist; Kate McMullen - Field and Lab Tech; Dann Blackwood - Photographer; Barry Irwin - Boat Operator.
Project = Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod, Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod


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

North: 41.25 South: 41 West: -72.5 East: -72.13333


photo of Rafael


McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Schaer, J.D., Ostapenko, A.J., Glomb, K.A., and Doran, E.F., 2010, Surficial geology of the sea floor in Long Island Sound offshore of Plum Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1005,

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Guberski, M.R., and Wood, D.A., Sea-Floor Character and Sedimentary Processes Offshore of the Connecticut River, Northeastern Long Island Sound [abs.]: , 2013 GSA Meeting. Denver, CO, October 27-30, 2013.

Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., McMullen, K.Y., Parker, C.E., and Doran, E.F., 2011, Combined multibeam and LIDAR bathymetry data from eastern Long Island Sound and westernmost Block Island Sound-A regional perspective: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1003,

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., Schaer, J.D., Lewit, P.G., and Doran, E.F., 2010, Sea-floor geology and character offshore of Rocky Point, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1007,

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Guberski, M.R., and Wood, D.A., 2013, Sea-floor character and geology off the entrance to the Connecticut River, northeastern Long Island Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1103,


FAN 2009-059-FA has data viewable in the CMGP Video and Photograph Portal. View the data in this application here. See the instructions for working with this application.

Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Sample log SeaBOSS Sample log including station location, time, station observations, photos taken.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
2009-059-FA-PH-001 (Bottom still photos from 41 stations: shot with mini-SeaBOSS camera.)
2009-059-FA-SC-001 (Sediment samples: collected at 27 of 41 stations.)
2009-059-FA-SC-001-01 (Grain Size Analysis: 41 samples. Lab numbers AX388 to AX428.)
2009-059-FA-NL-001-01 (Mini-Seaboss camera-sample log (pdf file))
2009-059-FA-NL-001 (Sampling-photography log)
2009-059-FA-VD-003 (DVD's of Bottom Video-Eastern Long Island Sound)
Digital camera --- Photo
2009-059-FA-PH-002 (Field activity deck photographs)
HYPACK --- Navigation
2009-059-FA-LN-001 (Hypack navigation files)

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