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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-331-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.21.MN00.E3R50.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Lauren Toth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Billy Reynolds, Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Hunter Wilcox

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collecting cores of coral-reef framework (drill coring)

Vehicle(s): White Dodge Pickup - White, Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA)

Start Port/Location: Saint Petersburg, Florida

End Port/Location: Monroe County, Florida (Key West)

Start Date: 2017-08-13

End Date: 2017-08-25

Equipment Used: Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS, Choke Ring Antenna, Hydraulic Coring Drill

Information to be Derived: Trends in Holocene reef development

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Underwater wire-line coring to obtain cores of Holocene the reef.

Staff: Billy Reynolds, Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Lauren Toth, Hunter Wilcox

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Initial survey dates were June 13-27, 2017. An additional site visit will be required to complete data collection activities.

Location:

Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO) - Pulaski Shoal

Boundaries
North: 24.75374177 South: 24.42808312 West: -83.17338179 East: -82.72839356

Platform(s):

photo of Halimeda
Halimeda

Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)

Publications

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, https://doi.org/10.5066/P93XXXA0.

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, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7NV9HJX.

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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS --- Benchmarks
Navigation
Choke Ring Antenna --- Benchmarks
Navigation
Hydraulic Coring Drill --- Geology

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