Field Activity 2019-321-FA

Identifier 2019-321-FA
Purpose Primary purpose is installation of three new sites, extending the coral-calcification assessment network to another NPS unit in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS).
Location Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, USVI
Summary Sites were successfully installed and three locations.
Info derived ESA-listed coral growth rates; underwater temperature; algal accretion rates.
Start Christiansted, VI 2019-06-17
End Christiansted, VI 2019-06-29
Days in the field 12
West -64.62915336
East -64.60828027
North 17.79211382
South 17.78190285
Marine operations Yes
Scuba operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Ilsa B KuffnerLauren T Toth
Crew members
Billy J Reynolds
Scientist, Staff
Nathan A Smiley
Scientist, Staff
Ilsa B Kuffner
Scientist, Staff
Anastasios Stathakopoulos
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Lucy A Bartlett
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Pneumatic Drill Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data expected)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Garmin GPS Navigation (no data reported)
Balance Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data expected)
Settling plates Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data expected)
Other Unknown, Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological) (no data expected)


Samples collected during this field activity