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Summary Information for Field Activity 1992-009-FA

Area of Operations: eastern Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound, Connecticut, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 02, 1992 to June 10, 1992

Chief scientist: Larry Poppe

   Ralph Lewis, CGS

Objectives: Bottom sampling and photography to determine textural distributions of surficial sediments, to relate these distributions to active sedimentary processes, and to evaluate potential near-shore sand and gravel resources; benthic biologic sampling to evaluate the faunal distributions and concentrations and relate them to habitats within a previously collected sidescan mosaic; and sediment sampling to examine the present trace metal concentrations within and outside the dredge-spoil dumpsites off the Thames River estuary.

Type of Activity: Sampling;

Information to be derived:

Summary: Sediment samples: 297; Bottom photography: 300 stations; Benthic biology: 60 samples; Geochemical: 29 samples.

Contact: Larry Poppe (

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-1-92-LI. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Poppe, Lawrence J., and Polloni, Chris, eds.,1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-502, CD-ROM. (Also available at

Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., McMullen, K.Y., Parker, C.E., Lewit, P.G., and Doran, E.F.,2010, Integrated multibeam and LIDAR bathymetry data offshore of New London and Niantic, Connecticut: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1231. (Also available at

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