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Summary for Field Activity Number 1996-017-FA

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

Dates: April 11, 1996 to April 17, 1996

Objectives: Collect bottom samples (grab) and video camera footage at selected sites throughout Long Island Sound for validation of sedimentary environments as determined from a regional USGS sidescan sonar survey in 1995. Selected video camera transects will be utilized to verify transition areas of sedimentary environments within Long Island Sound. A secondary object, if time allowed, was to collect additional sidescan sonar data in areas of Long Island Sound where no data or additional records were required as an adjunct to the 1995 ANDERSON cruise (ANDR 95010).

Type of Activity: Sampling

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis
Sea Floor Map

Summary: Grab samples: 129; Video transects: 9.

USGS Project Number: 7241-32020

Contact: Rick Rendigs (

InfoBank: uses the identifier E-17-96-LI. Visit this site for more information.

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