Field Activity 2021-343-FA

Identifier 2021-343-FA
Purpose Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure algal calcification rates and underwater temperature.
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 Completed a site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure algal calcification rates and underwater temperature
Info derived Mass of calcium carbonate gained per unit time for crustose coralline algal communities on pvc disks. Hourly temperature data for past 6 months. Photographs of out-planted corals.
Comments This fieldwork is being done at the same time (same travel and same vehicles used) as 2021-341-FA Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - White (GSA), Blue Ford Explorer Platform(s): Halimeda Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2020-307-FA
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2021-10-13
End St. Petersburg, FL 2021-10-25
Days in the field 9-14
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
Erin O Lyons
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: Sampling, Location-Elevation, Imagery, Environmental Data, Biological Field Study
Data type: Biology, Navigation, Photo, Temperature, Experiments (biological)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
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 reported)
Sea-Bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus) Temperature, Tide, Wave, Mooring (physical oceanography) (no data reported)
HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Temperature 1


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 2021 at six off-shore coral reefs in the Florida Keys. Ilsa B Kuffner


Samples collected during this field activity