Field Activity 2020-307-FA

Identifier 2020-307-FA
Purpose Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates.
Location Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Summary Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates.
Info derived Mass of calcium carbonate gained per unit time for coral Acropora palmata and crustose coralline algal communities on nylon tiles. Hourly temperature data for past 6 months.
Comments Due to COVID-19, survey dates were extended for this field activity (original survey dates were 10/25/20-11/01/20). A second leg occurring between November 30 and December 18, 2020 was added to complete the remaining Dry Tortugas National Park portion of the fieldwork. Vehicle(s): Ford F-350 Dually - White (GSA), Blue Ford Explorer Platform(s): Halimeda
Related activities
Ford Explorer Blue
Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2020-10-25
End St. Petersburg, FL 2020-12-18
Days in the field 9-14
West -82.6227
East -80.01888602
North 25.55040184
South 24.42902087
Marine operations Yes
Scuba operations Yes


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

Data types and categories

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

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Coral Slabs Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) 1
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data expected)
GPS in calcification spreadsheet Navigation (no data expected)
Balance Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data reported)
HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Temperature 1
Sea-Bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus) Temperature, Tide, Wave, Mooring (physical oceanography) (no data expected)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Underwater temperature data recorded every fifteen minutes from 2009 to 2020 at six off-shore coral reefs in the Florida Keys.

Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Palmata_physiology_FL_USA Coral Slabs Data describing the physiology of the coral Acropora palmata at five sites in Florida Ilsa B Kuffner


Samples collected during this field activity