USGS scientist and Shinnecock Nation member sediment sampling

2 women kneeling in seawater on the Shinnecock Lands on Long Island

Detailed Description

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).


Image Dimensions: 2592 x 1944

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Location Taken: Long Island, NY, US