Field Activity 2016-344-FA

Identifier 2016-344-FA
Purpose Collecting coral framework samples (hand collection) from dredging outcrop exposure. Collecting peat cores and elevation data from mangrove deposits.
Location Government Cut/Miami Beach
Summary Collected peat-core records from Swan Key, Biscayne National Park, FL. We collected surface samples for foramineriferal analysis, took cores to reconstruct island stratigraphy (depth to Pleistocene bedrock), and replicate 6 m peat cores from the center of the island that will be analyzed to produce sea-level reconstructions. All sampling locations were surveyed with DGPS.
Info derived Evaluation of subsidence on the Florida platform
Rental Vehicle
Start Saint Petersburg, Florida 2016-07-06
End Miami Beach and Homestead, Florida 2016-07-12
West -80.4666
East -80.00653076
North 25.86509337
South 25.26417811
Marine operations Yes
Scuba operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Lauren T TothNicole S Khan
Crew members
Anastasios Stathakopoulos
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Billy J Reynolds
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Navigation, Transects, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Collapsible Tripod Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
GPS Pole Navigation, Profiles, Transects (no data reported)
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Peat Corer Biology, Geology 1
Push Corer Geology (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
South_Florida_mangrove_peat_radiocarbon_data Peat Corer Radiocarbon ages from mangrove peat cores collected at two sites in south Florida Lauren T Toth


Samples collected during this field activity