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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1103

Sea-Floor Character and Geology Off the Entrance to the Connecticut River, Northeastern Long Island Sound

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Title | List of Figures | Conversion Factors | Abstract | Introduction | Setting | Methods | Bathymetry | Sidescan Sonar | Sediment Distribution | Bottom Photography | GIS Data Catalog | Summary | Acknowledgments | References | Contacts

Figure 37. Photographs of boulders covered by sessile fauna and flora in the study area.

Figure 37. Hydroids, sponges, and red seaweed covering boulders at stations OL7 and OL9. Sessile fauna and flora commonly cover rocky areas of the sea floor in high-energy environments. Numbers shown next to station numbers are the image number as listed in the GIS Data Catalog section of this report. Station locations are shown in figure 15.

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