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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-310-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): Ilsa Kuffner, Lauren Toth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Lucy Bartlett

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Surveys (biological), Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Primary purpose is reconnaissance of potential field sites for calcification and carbonate-budget experiments. Secondary goal is qualitative assessment of Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacts to coral reef ecosystem resources for NPS unit BUIS.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Christiansted, VI

End Port/Location: Christiansted, VI

Start Date: 2018-09-17

End Date: 2018-09-22

Equipment Used: Other, Digital Camera, Garmin GPS

Information to be Derived: Species assemblage; ESA-listed coral presence and condition

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: photos, videos and gps

Staff: Ilsa Kuffner, Lauren Toth

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Survey originally scheduled for April 2–6 was postponed until September.


Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, USVI

North: 17.79211382 South: 17.78190285 West: -64.62915336 East: -64.60828027





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Digital Camera --- Photo
Garmin GPS --- Navigation

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