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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-316-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.20.MN00.E3R50.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Ilsa Kuffner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

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

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

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

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

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2019-05-02

End Date: 2019-05-10

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: Weighed corals, swapped temperature loggers, swapped algae tiles

Staff: Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Billy Reynolds, Ilsa Kuffner

Affiliate Staff:



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


photo of Halimeda



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
Balance --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)

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