Primary purpose is reconnaissance of potential field sites for calcification and carbonate-budget experiments. Secondary goal is qualitative assessment of Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacts to coral reef ecosystem resources for NPS unit BUIS.
Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, USVI
photos, videos and gps
Species assemblage; ESA-listed coral presence and condition
Survey originally scheduled for April 2–6 was postponed until September.