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Sea-Floor Geology in Central Rhode Island Sound South of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island

By K.Y. McMullen,1 L.J. Poppe,1 S.D. Ackerman,1 C.R.Worley,1 M.A. Nadeau,2 and M.V. Van Hoy2

Images of multibeam bathymetry and bottom photograph from the study area in Rhode Island Sound

1U.S. Geological Survey
2National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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

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

U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia 2012



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Suggested citation:
McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Worley, C.R., Nadeau, M.A., and Van Hoy, M.V., 2012, Sea-floor geology in central Rhode Island Sound south of Sakonnet Point, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1004, DVD-ROM. (Also available at


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