Many people from the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole have made
this work possible. The authors wish to thank the field team from the
1996 sampling season, especially Peter Gill, Rick Rendigs, Dann Blackwood,
Michael Casso, Bart Kruelen, and the crew of the R/V Seaward Explorer.
The samples were processed through the lab very efficiently thanks to
Michael Casso, Emily Banks, Katie Meigs, Shannon McDaniel, and Brian Flynn.
Brenton Taylor, Alex Robinson, and David Walsh performed the texture analyses
in the Woods Hole Science Center Sediment Texture Laboratory. The authors greatly benefited from
discussions with Larry Poppe, Rich Signell, and Harley Knebel on Long
Island Sound topics. The authors are grateful to John Bratton and Larry Poppe for their thoughtful reviews that improved the quality of this Open-File Report. Funding for this project came from the U.S. Geological
Survey's Coastal and Marine Geology Program in cooperation with the State
of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. Erin Galvin Gutierrez
extends special thanks to Ben Gutierrez for all his advice and support
through this process.