Summary of field activity 2017-352-FA

Location Map:


photo of Halimeda

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)

Dates: 2017-10-30 to 2017-11-08

Port Locations: St. Petersburg, FL, St. Petersburg, FL

Principal Investigator(s): Ilsa Kuffner

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Information to be Derived: Mass of calcium carbonate gained per unit time for corals Acropora palmata and Acropora cervicornis and crustose coralline algal communities on nylon tiles. Hourly temperature data for past 6 months. We also did hurricane Irma impact assessments using NOAA protocol.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: We documented and repaired damage to calcification station blocks that were dislodged by Hurricane Irma. We weighed, photographed, and measured coral colonies that survive. Collected and swapped algae tiles.

Equipment: GPS , Other, HOBO Water Temperature Pro V2 Data Logger, Settling plates, Balance, Digital Camera, Sea-bird Wave and Tide Logger (SBE 26plus)