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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-303-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.21.MN00.E3R50.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Lauren Toth

Affiliate Investigator(s): Drs. Richard Aronson (Florida Institute of Technology) and James Leichter (Scripps Intitution of Oceanography)

Information Specialist(s): Lauren Toth

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

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: Saint Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Panama City, Pamama

Start Date: 2018-02-26

End Date: 2018-03-15

Equipment Used: Other, Digital Camera, Digital Video, Other

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: Data is archived at Florida Institute of Technology

Staff: Lauren Toth

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Other Lead Organizations: Florida Institute of Technology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Northeastern University, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Other Funding Sources: NSF
Other vessels: We will hire local vessels in the Gulf of Chiriqui and will use the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Anibal in the Gulf of Panama. All vessels will be operated by hired drivers from Panama.


Pacific Panama, Tropical Eastern Pacific

North: 9.11023264 South: 6.70612694 West: -83.1226 East: -77.65087891





Data Acquired

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

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