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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-357-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Funding Program(s): Biogeochemical Drivers (GX.20.MN00.GVK03.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Smith

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jim Culter

Information Specialist(s): Cheyenne Everhart

Data Type(s): Sampling: Chemistry

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect vertical radon and radium distribution data in Gulf of Mexico blue holes.

Vehicle(s): Ford Explorer Blue

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, Florida

Start Date: 2019-09-16

End Date: 2019-09-20

Equipment Used: Water Sampler, Other

Information to be Derived: Radon, Radium

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Samples acquired from the Amberjack Hole located approximately 50 kilometers west of Sarasota, Florida on the West Florida Shelf at 27.28740, -83.16030. Radioisotopes of radon-222, radium-223, radium-224, and radium-226 were collected at select depths from 0 meters to 85 meters inside the blue hole. Control samples were collected 2-kilometers east of the Amberjack Hole (27.28669, -83.14043) at three depths from 0 meters to 36 meters.

Staff: Cheyenne Everhart

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This fieldwork is a collaboration with colleague, Jim Culter, at Mote Marine Laboratory. We'll be departing with the Mote scientists out of Sarasota.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2019-328-FA.


Gulf of Mexico departing from Sarasota, FL

North: 27.47416122 South: 27.2839256 West: -83.32580566 East: -83.07312012





Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Water Sampler --- Chemistry
Other --- --- ---

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