Field Activity 2017-343-FA

Identifier 2017-343-FA
Purpose Collect data from six coral reefs in the Gulf of Chiriqui and Gulf of Panama 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
Summary Collected permanent quadrat photos, video transects, line-point-intercept data, coral size and weight measurements, and temperature data
Info derived Data on coral reef state through time (coral percent cover, etc), coral growth, bioerosion rates
Comments Florida Institute of Technology is the data owner and therefore, data archiving is handled by them.
Start Tampa, FL 2017-09-19
End Panama City, Panama 2017-10-05
Days in the field 17
West -82.88635254
East -77.48104422
North 8.72425441
South 6.98107867
Scuba operations Yes


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 James Leichter (Scripps), Richard Aronson (Florida Tech)

Data types and categories

Data category: Biological Field Study, Imagery
Data type: Surveys (biological), Photo, Video

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)


Samples collected during this field activity