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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-343-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): Lauren Toth

Affiliate Investigator(s): James Leichter (Scripps), Richard Aronson (Florida Tech)

Information Specialist(s): Lauren Toth

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Surveys (biological), Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect data from six coral reefs in the Gulf of Chiriqui and Gulf of Panama that will be used to monitor coral abundance, coral calcification, and bioerosion in relation to oceanographic variability over the next three years.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Tampa, FL

End Port/Location: Panama City, Panama

Start Date: 2017-09-19

End Date: 2017-10-05

Equipment Used: Other, Digital Video, Digital Camera

Information to be Derived: Data on coral reef state through time (coral percent cover, etc), coral growth, bioerosion rates

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected permanent quadrat photos, video transects, line-point-intercept data, coral size and weight measurements, and temperature data

Staff: Lauren Toth

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Florida Institute of Technology is the data owner and therefore, data archiving is handled by them.


Pacific Panama

North: 8.72425441 South: 6.98107867 West: -82.88635254 East: -77.48104422




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Digital Video --- Video
Digital Camera --- Photo

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