Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST (GX.22.MN00.E3R50.00)
Principal Investigator(s): Ilsa Kuffner, Lauren Toth
Information Specialist(s): Lucy Bartlett
Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments (biological), Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Primary purpose is a site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates - extending the coral-calcification assessment network to another NPS unit in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS).
Start Port/Location: Christiansted, VI
End Port/Location: Christiansted, VI
Start Date: 2020-06-15
End Date: 2020-06-19
Equipment Used: Balance, Pneumatic Drill, Settling plates, Other, HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger, Other, Digital Camera, Garmin GPS, Other
Information to be Derived: ESA-listed coral growth rates; underwater temperature; algal accretion rates.
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Conducted site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations in U.S. Virgin Islands: Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS) to measure coral and algal calcification rates. Gathered coral growth rates, underwater temperature and collected algae disks to measure accretion rates.
Staff: Ilsa Kuffner, Billy Reynolds, Anastasios Stathakopoulos
Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2019-368-FA
**Due to Covid-19 lockdown, researchers did not go on this trip during the originally scheduled dates of April 19-May 15, 2020**
Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, USVI
|North: 17.79211382||South: 17.78190285||West: -64.62915336||East: -64.60828027|
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Pneumatic Drill||---||Experiments (biological)|
|Settling plates||---||Experiments (biological)|
|HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger||---||Temperature|