Field Activity 2021-324-FA

Identifier 2021-324-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 Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations in St Croix, USVI were completed. Corals were successfully measured and temperature loggers and algae disks retrieved by NPS personnel.
Info derived ESA-listed coral growth rates; underwater temperature; algal accretion rates.
Comments Fieldwork will take about 5 days to complete. Dates listed represent the window of time within which the weather dependent work will be completed. USGS staff are not traveling at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions: NPS staff will be completing this work. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2021-309-FA
Start Christiansted, VI 2021-06-21
End Christiansted, VI 2021-07-09
Days in the field 5
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
Ilsa B Kuffner
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
HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Temperature (no data reported)
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 reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Garmin GPS Navigation (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity