Biological communities composed of plants and animals living primarily in or on seawater.
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center [ More info] Research with a primary focus on coastal and marine environments and societal implications of natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change.
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center coral reef research [ More info] Describes ecological problems facing coral reef ecosystems and the research strategies we use to study the prevalence and severity of those problems.
The Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Zone [ More info] Information and links to USGS and other Federal agency monitoring and research concerning the hypoxic zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico occurring along the Louisiana-Texas coast.
The Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium [ More info] Palmyra Atoll in the tropical Pacific is a "living laboratory" for multi-disciplinary research on coral reef ecosystems, insular terrestrial ecosystems, climate change, and the lingering effects of Cold War nuclear testing.
USGS Pacific coral reefs website [ More info] Overview of research in the Hawaiian Islands and Guam to gain insight into the structure of coral reefs, to provide the basis for future monitoring, and to understand the influences of natural processes and human activities on coral reef health.
USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center [ More info] Extreme storms, sea-level rise, and the health of marine communities are some of the major societal and environmental issues studied by this part of USGS.
USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center--Research activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands [ More info] Explains type of information we collect and the problems we study in this area, focusing on coral reef ecosystems, ocean acidification, and sea-level change.
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