CCU's scientists spend summer on geophysical survey

Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

While spending a month on a ship alongside the barrier island of Fire Island, N.Y., might sound like a glamorous vacation, it's really just another day at work for marine scientist Paul Gayes and his research team from CCU's Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies (CMWS).

Gayes (director of the CMWS) and his team are on board the Scarlett Isabella, a 133-foot research ship based out of Boston, completing a geophysical survey of the inner shelf off the coast of the Fire Island National Sea Shore. They are partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).