Chains of coral at or near the surface. [USGS Circ 1048]
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Coral Diseases Following Massive Bleaching in 2005 Cause 60 Percent Decline in Coral Cover and Mortality of the Threatened Species, Acropora Palmata, on Reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands [ More info] Record-high seawater temperatures and calm seas in the summer of 2005 led to the most severe coral bleaching (death) ever observed in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Corals as climate recorders [ More info] Shows how coral reef specimens are collected, the type of information gained from them, and the methods by which they are measured and studied to understand recent (past few centuries) changes in climate.
Detailed seafloor habitat mapping to enhance marine-resource management [ More info] We conduct systematic imaging of reef habitats in order to provide regulatory agencies with information they need to decide whether those reefs should be designated as protected areas.
Effects of Ocean Acidification and Sea-Level Rise on Coral Reefs [ More info] By measuring the current and historical growth rates of coral skeletons, and using field experiments, we intend to find out whether rising atmospheric CO2 and rising sea levels will cause coral reefs to erode and cease to function.
From ridge to reef--linking erosion and changing watersheds to impacts on the coral reef ecosystems of Hawai‘i and the Pacific Ocean [ More info] Explains how land processes on hills near the shoreline affect the health of coral reefs.
Phage therapy for Florida corals? [ More info] Explains how some diseases affecting corals might be countered by viruses that infect disease-causing bacteria.
Protecting the Nation's coral reefs [ More info] Report on problems in preserving coral reef ecosystems with links to information on the interagency U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, press releases, reports, and NOAA coral reef sites.
Science-Based Strategies for Sustaining Coral Ecosystems [ More info] Explains the environmental factors that affect coral reef habitats and ecosystems, focusing on those that pose urgent problems.
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.
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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