News Briefs - October-December 2019

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Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

This article is part of the October-December 2019 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

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Date published: December 18, 2019

Study Finds Knowledge Gaps on Protecting Cultural Sites from Climate Change

Livingston Ledger has published an article about a study from Southeast CASC-supported researchers at North Carolina State University that found significant knowledge gaps in how to protect culturally significant sites from climate change. Researchers are now working with managers to identify possible solutions to these gaps.

Date published: December 10, 2019

USGS Alaska Science Center Develops New 5-year Arctic Research Plan

The USGS Alaska Science Center is now embarking on the next 5-year (FY2020 – 2024) research plan of the Changing Arctic Ecosystems Initiative.

Date published: December 9, 2019

Gulf Coast Corals Face Potential Catastrophe

AAAS published an article detailing South Central CASC-supported research on Gulf Coast corals and the harm they face under a changing climate.

Date published: December 4, 2019

Inspiring the next generation of Oceanographers during the Great American Teach-In

Research Graduate Assistant Legna Torres-Garcia participated in the Great American Teach-In on Wednesday, November 13. She attended Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary Center for Mathematics and Engineering to talk with 3rd and 5th grade students about being an oceanographer.

Date published: December 4, 2019

New manuscript shows that warming has reversed long-standing environmental gradients on eastern Pacific coral reefs

A recent manuscript published by Research Oceanographer Lauren Toth with academic collaborators suggest that ocean warming is shifting which environments in Pacific Panama will support coral reefs in the future.

Date published: November 25, 2019

New manuscript shows that internal wave cooling may provide global-scale refuge from coral bleaching

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC) published a manuscript this week with academic collaborators showing that the cooling provided to many coral-reef environments by internal waves mitigated thermal stress during the 2015–2016 global El Niño event.

Date published: October 10, 2019

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Centers 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 annual report of the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center summarizes the work of the center, as well as the work of each of its science groups, highlights accomplishments of 2018, and includes a list of publications published in 2018.


Date published: October 9, 2019

How We Respond: Community Responses to Climate Change

The American Association for the Advancement of Science just launched “How We Respond: Community Responses to Climate Change” – an initiative that highlights the innovative ways communities are using science to respond to climate change at a local level through a series of multimedia stories and an accompanying report.