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Summary for Field Activity Number 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

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

Type of Activity: Sampling
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis
Habitat maps
Sea Floor Map

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).

USGS Project Number: 2921-0FL66 - Project Description

Contact: Larry Poppe (

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