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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-321-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): Lauren Toth, Ilsa Kuffner

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Lucy Bartlett

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Primary purpose is installation of three new sites, extending the coral-calcification assessment network to another NPS unit in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS).

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Christiansted, VI

End Port/Location: Christiansted, VI

Start Date: 2019-06-17

End Date: 2019-06-29

Equipment Used: Balance, Digital Camera, Pneumatic Drill, Other, Settling plates, Garmin GPS

Information to be Derived: ESA-listed coral growth rates; underwater temperature; algal accretion rates.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sites were successfully installed and three locations.

Staff: Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Nathan Smiley, Billy Reynolds, Ilsa Kuffner

Affiliate Staff:



Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, USVI

North: 17.79211382 South: 17.78190285 West: -64.62915336 East: -64.60828027




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Settling plates --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Pneumatic Drill --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Balance --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Garmin GPS --- Navigation
Digital Camera --- Video

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