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This Month's Field Activities - April 2017

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Field Activity 2016-363-DD
Dates: October 28 to October 28
Location: Madeira Beach, FL
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Brown
Objectives: To collect imagery that will subsequently be input into a photo/video collection.

Field Activity 2017-318-FA
Dates: Jaunary 19 to Jaunary 31
Location: Southern Tampa Bay. Depart from Bishops Harbor Boat Ramp
Chief Scientist: Lisa Robbins
Objectives: Investigate impacts of ocean acidification and water chemistry on shellfish production in Tampa Bay.

Field Activity 2017-301-FA
Dates: February 27 to April 06
Location: Pacific Panama, Tropical Eastern Pacific
Chief Scientist: Lauren Toth
Objectives: Collect data from six coral reefs in the Gulf of Chiriqui and Gulf of Panama that will be used to monitor coral abundance, coral calcification, and bioerosion in relation to oceanographic variability over the next three years.

Field Activity 2017-317-FA
Dates: April 11 to April 13
Location: St. Teresa, Fl, Alligator Harbour
Chief Scientist: Christopher Reich
Objectives: We will be testing the capabilities of the new Florida State Universities research vessel (R/V Apalachee) with our Rossfelder P3 vibracoring rig. If the testing goes well, we hope to create a relationship with FSU for future coring operations.

Field Activity 2017-311-FA
Dates: April 17 to May 15
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)
Chief Scientist: Ilsa Kuffner
Objectives: Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates

Field Activity 2017-315-FA
Dates: April 18 to April 23
Location: Grand Bay, MS
Chief Scientist: Kathryn E Smith, Nicole Khan
Objectives: To deploy sediment tracers and sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites within Grand Bay marshes.

Field Activity 2017-319-FA
Dates: April 24 to April 24
Location: Lake Tulane, Avon Park, FL
Chief Scientist: Caitlin Reynolds
Objectives: Collect vertical water samples.

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