Field Activity 2021-309-FA

Identifier 2021-309-FA
Purpose Primary purpose is a site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates - 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 Completed a site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates - extending the coral-calcification assessment network to another NPS unit in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS).
Info derived ESA-listed coral growth rates; underwater temperature; algal accretion rates.
Comments Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2020-308-FA
Projects
Platform
Other
Vehicles
None
Itinerary
Start Christiansted, VI 2021-02-08
End Christiansted, VI 2021-02-12
Days in the field 5
Bounds
West -64.62915336
East -64.60828027
North 17.79211382
South 17.78190285
Marine operations Yes
Scuba operations Yes

Personnel

Organization
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
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, Environmental Data, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Experiments (biological), Temperature, Photo, Video, Navigation, Biology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Garmin GPS in spreadsheet on temp logger equipment Navigation (no data expected)
Other Unknown, Meteorology, CTD, Temperature, pH, CO2, Radon, Conductivity, Current, Dissolved Oxygen, Turbidity, Fluorescence, Wave, ORP, Tide, Methane, Depth, Light, Nitrate, Gas Hydrates, Density, Sediment Properties, Osmometic Pressure, Chlorophyll, Nutrients, Pressure (no data expected)
Settling plates Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data expected)
Balance Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data expected)
Pneumatic Drill Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data expected)
Other Unknown, Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological) (no data expected)
HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Temperature (no data reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data expected)

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity