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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
InfoBank: uses the identifier L-1-07-LI. Visit this site for more information.
Related Links: http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2007/10/outreach2.html