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Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-015-FA

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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): Matt Liebman, EPA; Deb Pacileo, CT DEP

Information Specialist(s): Dann Blackwood, 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: Verify multibeam and sidescan sonar datasets in eastern Long Island Sound.


Start Port/Location: New London, CT

End Port/Location: New London, CT

Start Date: 2010-05-24

End Date: 2010-05-28

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Digital camera, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bottom sampling and photography were performed to ground-truth NOAA hydrographic surveys H11997, H11999, and H12012. Nine of the stations were occupied in support of a CT DEP Marine Fisheries project.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:
Marcel Balaval
EPA Jared Balavender
CT DEP Marilyn St. Fleur
EPA Mike Gobell
URI John Gobell

Notes: Project = Geology of the State of Connecticut, Geology of the State of Connecticut


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

North: 41.3397 South: 41.00685 West: -72.6718 East: -72.09503


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McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Schaer, J.D., Glomb, K.A., and Doran, E.F., 2012, Sea-floor geology of Long Island Sound north of Duck Pond Point, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1149,

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, Lawrence J., Ackerman, Seth D., Danforth, William W., Schaer, Jasper D.,, 2012, Sea-Floor Geology in Long Island Sound, Offshore of the North Fork of Long Island, New York [abs.]: , Long Island Sound Research Conference. Stony Brook, NY, November 1-2, 2012.

Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., McMullen, K.Y., and Schaer, J.D., 2012, Sedimentary environments and processes offshore in eastern Long Island Sound [abs.]: , 2012 AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, February 20-24, 2012.

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., Shaer, J.D., Forrest, M.R., Ostapenko, A.J., and Doran, E.F., 2011, Sea-floor geology and topography, offshore in Eastern Long Island Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1150,

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., and Glomb, K.A., 2013, Sea-floor geology and topography offshore in northeastern Long Island Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1060,


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Digital camera --- Photo
2010-015-FA-PH-002 (Deck photos of field operations)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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