Field Activity 2022-333-FA

Identifier 2022-333-FA
Purpose Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates as well as collect CTD, dissolved 02, wave sensor data and temperature data. Assess Hurricane Ian damage to corals and instruments and perform recovery/stabilization actions
Location Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Summary Successful site visit, sensor data downloaded and calcification rates recorded.
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. Conductivity, temperature and depth. Dissolved Oxygen. Wave sensor data.
Comments Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2022-313-FA. Other equipment for Dissolved Oxygen is - Hobo dissolved Oxygen data logger U26-001 Other equipment for the Wave Sensor is - RBR SoloD.wave
Related activities
2023-316-FA: Project
Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)
Start St. Petersburg, FL 2022-10-17
End St. Petersburg, FL 2022-10-28
Days in the field ~12
West -83.13715822
East -82.61352817
North 24.82662496
South 24.48048275
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
Erin (Contractor) 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: Biological Field Study, Environmental Data, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Wave, Experiments (biological), CTD, Dissolved Oxygen, Temperature, Photo, Navigation, Biology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Balance Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological) (no data reported)
Tiles Experiments (biological) (no data reported)
Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) Logger/Probe CTD (no data expected)
Sea-Bird CT Logger (SBE 37 MicroCAT) CTD (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)
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 reported)
Digital Camera Photo, Video (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data expected)


Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
FL_coral_underwater_temps_to_Oct2022 HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger Underwater temperature data recorded every fifteen minutes from 2009 to 2022 at seven off-shore coral reefs in the Florida Keys Ilsa B Kuffner


Samples collected during this field activity