USGS scientist and Shinnecock Nation member sediment sampling
USGS hydrologist Kaitlyn Colella and a Shinnecock Nation member work together gathering oyster and bed sediment samples. Contaminants released and or mobilized as a result of Hurricane Sandy may be retained in bed sediments in aquatic environments and may be accumulating in exposed organisms, especially at low trophic levels (for example, oysters).
Shinnecock Tribe member in photo. Email confirmation for photo release obtained by Irene Fisher