Dr. Bruce Brownawell and Dr. Anne McElroy with graduate student John Gondek, M.S. and Lab Technician Joseph Ruggieri completed a cruise on the Long Island Sound in 2008.  Onboard the R/V Pritchard, the group was collecting sediment samples for various analyses back in the lab.

Dr. Bruce Brownawell with graduate student John Gondek. Photo by Joe Ruggieri

This memorable trip started with the first sampling location just east of the Throgs Neck Bridge.  The group continued eastward throughout the day and completed a few transects across the sound.  This collection of samples was a very extensive characterization for the Sound, complete with surface grabs and sediment cores.

Story contributed by Joseph Ruggieri

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