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Summary Information for Field Activity 2012-028-FA

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

Dates: October 09, 2012 to October 18, 2012

Chief scientist: Larry Poppe

Objectives: Verification and geologic interpretation of NOAA hydrographic surveys and support of habitat mapping

Type of Activity: Sampling;Photography;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis;Grain size analysis;Habitat maps;Sea floor map;Still and video photography

Summary: Days were divided between 1) Seaboss work collecting data for benthic infauna (R. Zajac, Univ. New haven); bulk chemistry (T. Kenna, LDEO); sediment texture, bottom photography, and CHN (L. Poppe, USGS); 2) CTD and current measurements (K. Howard-Strobel, UCONN); and bottom photographic habitat transects (L. Stefaniak, UCONN). Only the Texture, CHN, and photography in support of the infauna work will be analyzed at the WHCMSC.

Contact: Larry Poppe (lpoppe@usgs.gov)

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