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Field Activity Details for field activity 1980-300-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Barbara Lidz

Affiliate Investigator(s): Eugene Shinn (USGS SPCMSC), Harold Hudson (USGS SPCMSC)

Information Specialist(s): Lauren Toth

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect coral and rock cores


Start Port/Location: Key West, Florida

End Port/Location: Key West, Florida

Start Date: 1980-08-01

End Date: 1980-09-05

Equipment Used:

Information to be Derived: lithologic description, age

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected coral and rock cores


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This field activity was retroactively assigned.


Key West, Florida (Looe Key Reef, Key Largo, Mosquito Bank, Marquesas Key)

North: 25.0733 South: 24.5484 West: -82.1192 East: -80.3933



Joseph, A.J., Hudson, J.H., Halley, R.B., 1990, Listing of coral cores and slabs at the United States Geological Survey Coastal Center 600 4th St. South St. Petersburg FL: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-45,

Lidz, B.H., Robbin, D.M., Shinn, E.A., 1985, Holocene carbonate sedimentary petrology and facies accumulation, Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary, Florida: Bulletin of Marine Science, v. 36 no. 3, pp. 672–700, URL:

Reich, C., Streubert, M., Dwyer, B., Godbout, M., Muslic, A., Umberger, D., 2012, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center's core archive portal: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 626,

Shinn, E.A., Hudson, J.H., Robbin, D.M., Lidz, B.H., 1981, Spurs and grooves revisited; construction versus erosion, Looe Key Reef, Florida: In: Gomez, E.D., Birkeland, C.E., Buddemeier, R.W., Johannes, R.E., Marsh, J.A., Jr., Tsuda, R.T. (Eds.). Proceedings - International Coral Reef Symposium 1, pp. 475–483.

Toth, L.T., Courtney, T.A., Colella, M.A., Kupfner Johnson, S.A., Ruzicka, R.R., 2022, The past, present, and future of coral reef growth in the Florida Keys: Global Change Biology, Glob Change Biol, v. 28 no. 17, pp. 5294–5309, doi: 10.1111/gcb.16295.

Toth, L.T., Stathakopoulos, A., 2019, The absolute and relative composition of Holocene Reef Cores from the Florida Keys reef tract: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Toth, L.T., Stathakopoulos, A., Kuffner, I.B., 2018, Descriptive core logs, core photographs, radiocarbon ages, and accretion data from Holocene reef cores collected throughout the Florida Keys reef tract: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


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