Field Activity 2014-308-FA

Identifier 2014-308-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, Molasses Reef (Key Largo, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Summary Data were collected at the five sites including underwater temperature, and calcification rate of corals and algae.
Info derived Mass of calcium carbonate gained per unit time for corals Montastraea faveolata and Acropora cervicornis and crustose coralline algal communities on nylon tiles. Hourly temperature data for past 6 months.
Comments Onset Hobo Water Temp Pro v2 sensors used to collect underwater temperature (2 units per site) Kuffner, I.B., Toth, L.T., Hudson, J.H., Goodwin, W.B., Stathakopoulos, A., Bartlett, L.A., and Whitcher, E.M., 2019, Experimental data on construction and erosion of Orbicella coral reefs in the Florida Keys, U.S.A.: U.S. Geological Survey data release,
26' Parker
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2014-04-28
End St. Petersburg, FL 2014-05-16
West -82.8
East -80
North 25.6
South 24.5
Marine 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
Kelsey E Roberts
Scientist, Staff
Ilsa B Kuffner
Scientist, Staff
Jennifer M Morrison
Scientist, Staff
Lauren T Toth
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Ilsa B Kuffner
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Balance Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) 1
Settling plates Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) 3
Sea-Bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus) Temperature, Tide, Wave, Mooring (physical oceanography) (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)
Garmin GPS Navigation (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Orbicella_growth_FL_USA Balance Data describing the growth of corals in the Orbicella annularis species complex from 2013 to 2015 at five off-shore coral reefs in the Florida Keys Ilsa B Kuffner

Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Benthic_cover_HCreef Settling plates Data describing the biotic and abiotic entities covering the seafloor at Hen and Chickens Reef Sanctuary Preservation Area Ilsa B Kuffner
Parrotfish_HCreef Settling plates Data describing the species, life phase, size class, and abundance of parrotfish found at Hen and Chickens Reef Sanctuary Preservation Area Ilsa B Kuffner
Eroding_Sponges_HCreef Settling plates Data describing the eroding-sponge species, area of reef covered, and percentage covered by the species found at Hen and Chickens Reef Sanctuary Preservation Area Ilsa B Kuffner


Samples collected during this field activity