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This Month's Field Activities - May 2019

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Field Activity 2018-302-DD
Dates: April 13 to December 31
Location: Sand Key, FL
Chief Scientist:

Field Activity 2019-303-FA
Dates: February 05 to November 30
Location: Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve,Mississippi and Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico
Chief Scientist: Kathryn Smith, Christopher Smith
Objectives: Retrieve and redeploy sediment plates and water level loggers. Also collect shoreline positions.

Field Activity 2019-315-FA
Dates: April 23 to May 07
Location: Dominican Republic, Lake Enriquillo
Chief Scientist: Julie Richey
Objectives: Lake Enriquillo, located in the Dominican Republic, is an important location to examine ocean-continent interactions due to its remote location far from anthropogenic influences. Lake Enriquillo is a hypersaline lake, which leads to excellent sediment preservation, and is situated to record the balance of evaporation and precipitation. The purpose of this trip is to collect sediment samples from Lake Enriquillo for organic geochemical analyses. These geochemical analyses include faunal assemblages, alkane biomarkers, alkenone sea surface temperature reconstruction, and analysis of lipids (dinosterol). Additional water samples will be collected over a depth profile and analyzed for salinity, pH, total alkalinity, and oxygen isotopes. The ultimate goal is to reconstruct temperature, evaporation, and precipitation patterns over the past few centuries.

Field Activity 2019-316-FA
Dates: May 02 to May 13
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 2019-320-FA
Dates: May 06 to May 12
Location: Grand Bay National Estuary Research Reserve, Mississippi and Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico
Chief Scientist: Kathryn Smith, Christopher Smith
Objectives: Collect multibeam bathymetry along the marsh edge. Collect singlebeam bathymetry perpendicular to shore.

Field Activity 2019-328-FA
Dates: May 13 to May 17
Location: Gulf of Mexico departing from Sarasota, FL
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith
Objectives: Collect vertical radon and radium distribution data in Gulf of Mexico blue holes

Field Activity 2019-329-FA
Dates: May 15 to May 15
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Clean OCS V2 and collect seawater samples.

Field Activity 2019-322-FA
Dates: May 20 to September 27
Location: Martin and Brevard Counties, FL
Chief Scientist: David Thompson
Objectives: The goal of this project is to assess sea turtle nesting response on different template designs for nourished beaches and how these differ from a and#34;natural beachand#34;.

Field Activity 2019-331-FA
Dates: May 22 to May 22
Location: Upper and lower Tampa Bay
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Deployment of piezometers for John Lisle.

Field Activity 2019-325-FA
Dates: May 28 to June 11
Location: St. Marks, Florida
Chief Scientist: Cheryl Hapke, James Flocks
Objectives: Florida Mapping Project: TBD

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