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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-337-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): Dry Tortugas National Park

Funding Program(s): Holocene Reef Geology (GX.22.MN00.E3R90.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Anastasios Stathakopoulos, Lauren Toth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Anastasios Stathakopoulos

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Determine the geographic extent of elkhorn coral populations in the past. Sample subfossil elkhorn corals for radiometric dating.

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

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, FL

Start Date: 2019-09-15

End Date: 2019-09-20

Equipment Used: Hammer and Chisel, GPS , Digital Camera, Digital Video

Information to be Derived: Hand samples from sub-fossil Acropora palmata (elkhorn coral), GPS coordinates of locations with subfossil A. palmata.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 7 A. palmata and 5 A. cervicornis samples. Collected images, video, and GPS data of fossil Acropora frameworks.

Staff: Jennifer Flannery, Dominique Gallery, Anastasios Stathakopoulos

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-340-FA


Dry Tortugas National Park

North: 24.701006 South: 24.539872 West: -83.028226 East: -82.713868





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Hammer and Chisel --- Geology
No data was collected
GPS Used a small, handheld Garmin GPSNavigation
Digital CameraUsed a GoPro camera in an underwater housingPhoto
Digital VideoUsed a GoPro camera in an underwater housingVideo

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