Field Activity 2019-316-FA

Identifier 2019-316-FA
Purpose Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates.
Location Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Summary Weighed corals, swapped temperature loggers, swapped algae tiles
Info derived Mass of calcium carbonate gained per unit time for corals Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis and crustose coralline algal communities on nylon tiles. Hourly temperature data for past 6 months.
Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2019-05-02
End St. Petersburg, FL 2019-05-10
Days in the field 9
West -82.6227
East -80.01888602
North 25.55040184
South 24.42902087
Marine operations Yes
Scuba operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Ilsa B Kuffner
Crew members
Billy J Reynolds
Scientist, Staff
Ilsa B Kuffner
Scientist, Staff
Anastasios Stathakopoulos
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Ilsa B Kuffner
Specialist, Information
Anastasios Stathakopoulos
Specialist, Information
Lucy A Bartlett
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Biological Field Study, Environmental Data, Imagery, Location-Elevation
Data type: Experiments (biological), Temperature, Photo, Navigation

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Balance Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data expected)
HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Temperature 1
Sea-Bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus) Temperature, Tide, Wave, Mooring (physical oceanography) (no data expected)
Other Unknown, Meteorology, CTD, Temperature, pH, CO2, Radon, Conductivity, Current, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Fluorescence, Wave, ORP, Tide, Methane, Depth, Light, Nitrate, Gas Hydrates, Density, Sediment Properties, Osmometic Pressure, Chlorophyll, Nutrients, Pressure (no data expected)
Digital Camera Photo, Video 3
GPS combined with temp data Navigation (no data expected)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Underwater temperature data recorded every fifteen minutes from 2009 to 2019 at six off-shore coral reefs in the Florida Keys. Ilsa B Kuffner
FL_Palmata_photo_record Digital Camera Photographic time-series images of coral condition during the growth experiment Ilsa B Kuffner
Palmata_growth_annualized_FL_USA Digital Camera Data describing the growth of the coral Acropora palmata from 2018 to 2019 at five off-shore coral reefs in the Florida Keys during the 18-month study Ilsa B Kuffner
Palmata_growth_FL_USA Digital Camera Data describing the growth of the coral Acropora palmata from 2018 to 2019 at five off-shore coral reefs in the Florida Keys during three time intervals Ilsa B Kuffner


Samples collected during this field activity