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U.S. Geological Survey Studies in Long Island Sound:
Geology, Contaminants, and Environmental Issues

Bottom Photographs

Photographs of the sea floor are very useful to evaluate sea-floor variability, faunal communities, and sedimentary processes. These photographs also document bedrock outcrops, boulder fields, and coarse, gravelly areas where statistically meaningful samples cannot be collected.

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Photo of Sea anenomes
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Sea anemones attached to the surface of a boulder. Rough surfaces, such as these, produce habitat complexity for small organisms.

Biological Habitats

Link to data on Biological Habitats in USGS Open-File Report 00-304.

 

Photo of sea worm
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A polychaete worm (Nereis virens) normally lives in tubes within the sea floor, but crawls to the surface during spawning.

Sedimentary Environments

Link to data on Sedimentary Environments in USGS Open-File Report 00-304.

 

Photo of a shell bed
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Shell bed in eastern Long Island Sound. Shell beds indicate environments of sorting or reworking, and they provide a critical habitat for young fish (note the small skate).

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