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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-322-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH (GX.21.MN00.F4J20.00)

Principal Investigator(s): David Thompson

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ann Marie Lauritsen - USFWS

Information Specialist(s): David Thompson

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Location-Elevation: Transects

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The goal of this project is to assess sea turtle nesting response on different template designs for nourished beaches and how these differ from a "natural beach".

Vehicle(s): Unknown

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2019-05-20

End Date: 2019-09-27

Equipment Used: Other, Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver

Information to be Derived: Beach elevation profiles and sea turtle nesting locations.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected beach elevation profiles and turtle nesting locations on 6 dates on Jensen Beach, 8 dates on Jupiter Island, and 10 dates on Melbourne Beach.

Staff: Rangley Mickey, David Thompson

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Platform: Honda SxS 700-4 UTV
Vehicle: Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA)

This FAN covers multiple surveys for the same project. On the first week of each month, surveys will be conducted on one day in Pinellas County and on the second week of each month, for two days in Brevard County.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-320-FA


Martin and Brevard Counties, FL

North: 28.19792656 South: 26.90982467 West: -80.71655273 East: -80.0189209





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Ashtech ProFlex 800 GNSS Receiver --- Benchmarks

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