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Summary Information for Field Activity 2007-019-FA

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

Dates: August 06, 2007 to August 10, 2007

Chief scientist: Larry Poppe

   George Sennefelder, NMFS, NOAA

Objectives: Map distributions of shell-bed habitat adjacent to point-associated shoals.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Sea floor mapping; Photography;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary: Cruise was conducted in concert with the Teacher Research Experience Program; five middle-high school teachers and two students participated. Bottom photography/sampling stations were occupied in support of three projects: 1) Roanoke and Herod Points - 23 stations - study of shellbed composition and distribution adjacent to shore-attached, cape-associated shoals; 2) Charles Island Shoal - 18 stations - habitat variability appraisal for Ron Goldberg (NMFS-Milford); and 3) East Shoal - 6 stations - investigation of sessile forms on an isolated rocky bathymetric high east of Stratford Shoal for Peter Auster (NURC-NOAA).

Contact: Larry Poppe (

InfoBank: uses the identifier L-1-07-LI. Visit this site for more information.

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Deck photos of field activity operations

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grab samples


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