Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST (GX.19.MN00.E3R50.00)
Principal Investigator(s): Ilsa Kuffner
Information Specialist(s): Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Ilsa Kuffner, Lucy 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.
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, Balance
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: Used scuba to collect Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis colonies from blocks. Measured buoyant weight and took photographs of each colony. Then returned corals to blocks. Collected nylon tiles off blocks to bring back to lab to weigh and photograph crustose coralline algal communities. Collected and replaced temperature loggers.
Staff: Hunter Wilcox, Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Billy Reynolds, Ilsa Kuffner
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|
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Sea-bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus)||---||Temperature|
Mooring (physical oceanography)
|HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger||---||Temperature|