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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-331-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): Holocene Reef Geology (GX.20.MN00.E3R90.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Lauren Toth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Lauren Toth, Anastasios Stathakopoulos

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect cores from modern and late Holocene coral heads from the nearshore environments of south Florida to reconstruct paleoclimate and coral growth.

Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - White (GSA), Chevy Suburban - Silver

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, Fl

End Port/Location: Miami, Fl

Start Date: 2018-07-08

End Date: 2018-07-15

Equipment Used: Hydraulic Coring Drill

Information to be Derived: Coral cores which will be analyzed to evaluate coral growth rates and to develop geochemical reconstructions of climate

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: We collected cores from 10 Holocene-aged Orbicella spp. corals from the nearshore ridge off of Pompano Beach, Fl and cores from 3 modern corals throughout SE Florida

Staff: Hunter Wilcox, Lauren Toth, Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Nathan Smiley

Affiliate Staff:



Nearshore reefs of southeast Florida

North: 26.5999465 South: 25.62794699 West: -80.28009891 East: -79.9725166


photo of Halimeda



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Hydraulic Coring DrillHydraulic drill fitted with a 4"-diameter core barrel.Geology

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