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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-327-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.20.MN00.E3R50.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Ilsa Kuffner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Ilsa Kuffner, Lucy Bartlett

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data: Temperature, Biological Field Study: Experiments (biological)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - White (GSA)

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2018-04-23

End Date: 2018-05-12

Equipment Used: GPS , Other, Sea-bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus), Settling plates, Balance, Digital Camera, HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger

Information to be Derived: Mass of calcium carbonate gained per unit time for corals Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis and crustose coralline algal communities on nylon tiles. Hourly temperature data for past 6 months.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Work under this FAN occurred during two field excursions: April 23 - 28, Crocker Reef, Fowey Reef, and Sombrero Reef; May 6 - 11 for Dry Tortugas National Park. Data gathered includes calcification rates of coral and crustose algae, underwater photographs, and underwater temperature. Samples collected crustose coralline tiles. New Acropora palmata successfully fragments were deployed at all sites.

Staff: Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Billy Reynolds, Ilsa Kuffner, Kyle Kelso

Affiliate Staff:



Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)

North: 25.55040184 South: 24.42902087 West: -82.6227 East: -80.01888602


photo of Halimeda



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS --- Navigation
Other --- --- ---
Sea-bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus) --- Temperature
Mooring (physical oceanography)
Settling plates --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Balance --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Digital Camera --- Video
HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger --- Temperature

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