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Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-359-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.18.MN00.E3R50.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Ilsa Kuffner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

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

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

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

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2018-10-22

End Date: 2018-11-11

Equipment Used: GPS , Digital Camera, Other, Sea-bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus), 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:

Staff: Hunter (Contractor) Wilcox, Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Billy Reynolds, Ilsa Kuffner

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-327-FA


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




Data Acquired

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

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