Field Activity 2021-341-FA

Identifier 2021-341-FA
Purpose Re-assessment of benthic communities involved in herbivory inside and outside of the "no-take" Research Natural Area (RNA) designated by the NPS in 2007.
Location Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Summary Re-assessment of benthic communities involved in herbivory inside and outside of the Research Natural Area (RNA) designated by the NPS in 2007. Benthic surveys were conducted to determine Diadema antillarum and herbivorous fish abundance, percent cover of macroalgae, and species richness of corals and gorgonians at the same 18 randomly selected survey sites that were surveyed in the original assessment in 2007.
Info derived Benthic surveys to determine Diadema antillarum and herbivorous fish abundance, percent cover of macroalgae, and species richness of corals and gorgonians at the same 18 randomly selected survey sites that were surveyed in the original assessment in 2007.
Comments NRPP, Ecosystem mission area- Funding Project task-level account number is MN00E3R.14.00
Projects
Platform
Halimeda
Vehicles
Ford Explorer Blue
Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)
Itinerary
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2021-10-13
End St. Petersburg, FL 2021-10-25
Days in the field 9-14
Bounds
West -83.16101074
East -82.52929688
North 24.86650253
South 24.41214007
Marine operations Yes
Scuba operations Yes

Personnel

Organization
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
Erin O Lyons
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: Visual Identification, Sampling, Location-Elevation, Imagery, Biological Field Study
Data type: Species ID, Biology, Transects, Navigation, Photo, Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Other Visual Surveys with datasheets Unknown, Species ID, Ground Truthing, Submersible Observations (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological) (no data reported)

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity