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Field Activity Details for field activity 2015-303-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST (GX.22.MN00.E3R50.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Kimberly Yates

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Kimberly Yates

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CO2, Environmental Data: Conductivity, Environmental Data: Current, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Dissolved Oxygen, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: Pressure, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect water chemistry data and service equipment.

Vehicle(s): Rental Vehicle, Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA)

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2015-01-26

End Date: 2015-02-06

Equipment Used: Nortek Aquadopp Current Meter, GPS , Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP), RBR Pressure Logger

Information to be Derived: Cond, Temp, DO, pH, pCO2

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: OCS system vandalized, some monitoring data collected, other field sampling went on as planned

Staff: Christina Kellogg, Christopher Moore, Nathan Smiley, Legna Torres-Garcia

Affiliate Staff:



Crocker Reef, Islamorada, Florida

North: 29.53522956 South: 22.92611823 West: -85.7812 East: -75.859375


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Kellogg, C.A., Yates, K.K., Lawler, S.N., Moore C.S., Smiley, N.A., 2015, Microbial and environmental dataset from Crocker Reef, Florida Keys, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Kellogg, C.A., Yates, K.K., Lawler, S.N., Moore, C.S., Smiley, N.A., 2015, Seasonal microbial and environmental parameters at Crocker Reef, Florida Keys, 2014-2015: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-1203, 17 p.,

Torres-Garcia, L.M., Zawada, D., Smiley, N., 2017, Ocean currents and pressure time series at the Upper Florida Keys: Crocker Reef, FL: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Nortek Aquadopp Current Meter --- Current (Current meter time series (.nc) from site Aqua.)
GPS --- Navigation
Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) --- Current
Wave (Ocean currents profile time series (.nc) from site S1 (E306) and S2 (1495).) (Ocean currents profile time series (.nc) from site RDI.)
RBR Pressure Logger --- Pressure (Pressure time series (.nc) from site RBR.)

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