Field Activity 2016-318-FA

Identifier 2016-318-FA
Purpose Establish experiments on three coral reefs in the Gulf of Chriqui that will be used to monitor coral abundance, coral calcification, and bioerosion in relation to oceanographic variability over the next three years.
Location Pacific Panama, Tropical Easter Pacific
Summary Experiments were established in Feb/Mar 2016. They will be re-sampled every 6 months for the next three years
Info derived Data on coral reef state through time (coral percent cover, etc), coral growth, bioerosion rates
Comments Other Lead Organizations: Florida Institute of Technology, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Northeastern University, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Other Funding Sources: NSF Other vessels: We will hire local vessels in the Gulf of Chiriqui and will use the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Anibal in the Gulf of Panama. All vessels will be operated by hired drivers from Panama.
Start Saint Petersburg, FL 2016-02-25
End Panama City, Pamama 2016-03-16
West -83.1226
East -77.65087891
North 9.11023264
South 6.70612694


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Lauren T Toth
Crew members
Lauren T Toth
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Lauren T Toth
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Drs. Richard Aronson (Florida Institute of Technology) and James Leichter (Scripps Intitution of Oceanography)

Data types and categories

Data category: Biological Field Study, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological), Photo, Video, Navigation, Biology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Other Unknown, Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological) (no data reported)
Digital Video Video (no data reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Garmin GPS Navigation (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity