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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.19.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, 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 (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

Location:

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)

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

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Publications

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

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

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