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Surficial Geology of the Sea Floor in Long Island Sound Offshore of Orient Point, New York

by K.Y. McMullen,1 L.J. Poppe,1 W.W. Danforth,1 D.S. Blackwood,1 J.D. Schaer,2 M.R. Guberski,3 D.A. Wood,4 and E.F. Doran5

Images of multibeam bathymetry, bottom photograph, and sidescan sonar offshore of Orient Point, New York.

1Coastal and Marine Geology Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, MA 02543
2Office of Coast Survey, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD 20910
3NOAA Research Vessel Bay Hydro II, Solomons, MD 20688
4NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, Norfolk, VA 23510
5Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, Hartford, CT 06106

U.S. Department of the Interior
KEN SALAZAR, Secretary

U.S. Geological Survey
Marcia K. McNutt, Director

U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 2011



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McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Schaer, J.D., Guberski, M.R., Wood, D.A., and Doran, E.F., 2011, Surficial geology of the sea floor in Long Island Sound offshore of Orient Point, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1100, CD-ROM. (Also available at


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