Field Activity 11CRC01

Identifier 11CRC01
Purpose To collect quarterly community structure, rugosity, and biogeochemical cycling data using line transects and in situ geochemical sampling apparatus (Four quarterly sampling trips have been scheduled, dates to be determined).
Location La Parguera, Puerto Rico Site 1 - Cayo Enrique (fore-reef) Site 2 - San Cristobal (back-reef lagoon) Site 3 - La Atravaso (seagrass bed)
Summary Divers will swim along 50-m line transects and collect photo-quadrate data and ambient coral species data. A weighted line of known length will be deployed and used to measure reef rugosity. A CROSS benthic flux unit will be deployed to measure pCO2 and [O2] at the reef/water column interface. Discrete water samples will be collected using a peristaltic pump for future geochemical analysis. Photo-quadrate data will be analyzed in the lab using Coral Point Count (CPCe) software.
Info derived Reef organism assemblages, seasonal change in community structure, reef rugosity, ambient pCO2, and ambient [O2].
Comments Research Topic: Linking Coral Reef Ecology and Chemistry at the Atlantic Ocean Acidification Test-Bed Additional Equipment: 1 x 0.75 m photo quadrate framer, Fiberglass measuring tape reels, Chain line, CROSS benthic flux unit, NOAA PMEL MAPCO2 buoy Additional Info: Major funding for this project is provided by NOAA. Logistical support for this field activity is being provided by the USGS Caribbean Water Science Center. Contacts: Ryan Moyer (USGS - St. Petersburg) or Pedro Diaz (USGS - Puerto Rico)
19-ft Caribbean Special
Start La Parguera, Puerto Rico 2011-01-07
End La Parguera, Puerto Rico 2011-09-30
West -67.8459
East -64.04415948
North 19.36959862
South 16.73940935
Topic 19


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA)
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Moyer, Ryan
Crew members
Moyer, Ryan
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Moyer, Ryan
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Dwight Gledhill, Greg Piniak

Data types and categories

Data category: Geochemical, Imagery, Location-Elevation
Data type: Experiments (geochemical), Surveys (geochemical), Photo, Navigation

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Peristaltic Pump Experiments (geochemical), Surveys (geochemical) (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity