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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-301-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Coastal Hazards (GX.20.MN00.E3R60.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Legna Torres-Garcia, Kimberly Yates

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Legna Torres-Garcia

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Retrieval of instrumentation to analyze sediments, currents and waves. Acquire sediment grab samples.

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

Start Port/Location: St Petersburg, Florida

End Port/Location: St Petersburg, Florida

Start Date: 2019-04-08

End Date: 2019-04-19

Equipment Used: Other, Pressure Logger, Grab Sampler

Information to be Derived: Grain Size, currents, waves, sediment transport, pressure, temperature.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Retrieved previously deployed sensors/data loggers and also collected grab samples.

Staff: Mitchell Lemon, Billy Reynolds, Legna Torres-Garcia, Hunter Wilcox

Affiliate Staff:



Islamorada, Florida Keys. Crocker Reef

North: 24.94316022 South: 24.88066844 West: -80.64923711 East: -80.50928689


photo of Halimeda


Torres-Garcia, L.M., Everhart, C.S., Yates, K.K., Lemon, M.K., Moore, C.S.L., and Buckley, M.L., 2022, Grain-size data from upper Florida Keys: Crocker Reef, FL: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Demo logbook (document not focused on specific equipment) Demo: The zip file contains several logbooks. One is an Excel spreadsheet that has logged information for all the systems on the cruise.
2019-301-FA field notes Pressure Logger PI field notebook used during the survey.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Pressure LoggerPressure sensors were retrieved from the study area for data analysis.Mooring (physical oceanography)
Grab SamplerSediment samples were collected at 10 locations in the study site for grain size analysis.Biology

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