Field Activity 2018-303-FA

Identifier 2018-303-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, Tropical Eastern Pacific
Summary Data is archived at Florida Institute of Technology
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 2018-02-26
End Panama City, Pamama 2018-03-15
West -83.1226
East -77.65087891
North 9.11023264
South 6.70612694
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 Drs. Richard Aronson (Florida Institute of Technology) and James Leichter (Scripps Intitution of Oceanography)

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

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


Samples collected during this field activity