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Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-005-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): Katherine McMullen, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Katherine McMullen

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Verify 2 NOAA hydrographic surveys in western Block Island Sound


Start Port/Location: Stonington, CT

End Port/Location: Stonington, CT

Start Date: 2013-06-17

End Date: 2013-06-21

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, DGPS

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SeaBOSS operations to collect sediment samples and still and video photography

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: We intend to ground truth surveys H12298 and H12299 and to use the acoustics, sediment samples, and bottom photography to produce geologic interpretations of the Block Island Sound seabed
Project = Sea & Lake/Data off Cape Cod,


Block Island Sound, Rhode Island, North Atlantic

North: 41.28813 South: 41.07832 West: -71.9879 East: -71.83685


photo of Rafael


McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Clos, A.R., and Parker, C.E., 2014, Sea-floor morphology and sedimentary environments of western Block Island Sound, northeast of Gardiners Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2014-1160,

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Winner, W.G., and Parker, C.E., 2015, Sea-floor morphology and sedimentary environments in western Block Island Sound, offshore of Fishers Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1224,


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
DGPS --- Navigation

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