St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center RSS feed of news related to St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center en Conozca a Legna Torres-García, oceanógrafa investigadora y Jefa Científica por Excelencia;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Legna Torres-García alcanzó las estrellas y se convirtió en una renombrada oceanógrafa de investigación en el Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos, donde ayuda a las comunidades costeras a hacer frente al peligro.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2023 10:05:48 EDT 02a84e7f-0e6c-4371-918e-c5580e283184 ( U.S. Geological Survey Meet Legna Torres-Garcia, research oceanographer and all-around Science Boss;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Legna Torres-Garcia reached for the stars and became a renowned research oceanographer at the U.S. Geological Survey, where she helps coastal communities deal with danger.</p> Tue, 19 Sep 2023 09:06:47 EDT 231e7928-b859-4c6e-91f1-eb567d8c17fa ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS-Designed Tool Revolutionizes Seafloor Mapping;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Researchers at the USGS Pacific and St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Centers have developed new technology that provides imagery of complex three-dimensional seafloor features with unprecedented accuracy and geolocation.</p> Fri, 8 Sep 2023 18:55:14 EDT 935df954-6c48-4c1f-8704-d7ae0d93903d ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS scientists shade corals in emergency rescue effort amidst unprecedented ocean temperatures;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Coral provide shelter for many marine species and directly support most of Florida’s multibillion dollar recreation and fishing industries. They also provide coastal communities shoreline protection from storms and waves by helping to break up waves and dissipate energy.</p> Thu, 7 Sep 2023 17:00:01 EDT c2bbc302-c42d-4681-95cb-69bd4b56ce0d ( U.S. Geological Survey Coastal Change Hazards Team Forecasted Hurricane Idalia Beach Impacts;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>As Hurricane Idalia approached the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and then the southeast Atlantic coast, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards team produced a series of forecasts for impacts on the beach. Forecasts were updated daily based on wave and storm surge forecasts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).</p> Wed, 30 Aug 2023 15:21:56 EDT 4f95b38b-2932-4ce6-8b46-e93e31d60556 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS forecasts Tropical Storm Idalia may cause significant coastal change along western Florida;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A new U.S. Geological Survey coastal change forecast predicts sandy beaches and dunes along Florida’s west coast are likely to see significant impacts from Tropical Storm Idalia. </p> Mon, 28 Aug 2023 17:00:00 EDT acfa48fa-9216-4ac1-b4bf-38fed1b20544 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS science is helping to guide coastal estuary restoration decisions in the northern Gulf of Mexico;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Two new studies led by Dr. Davina Passeri and Rob Jenkins show the impacts of proposed interior headland restoration on hydrodynamics, salinity and sediment transport in Grand Bay, Alabama.</p> Fri, 25 Aug 2023 15:18:35 EDT 78c7e375-74fc-4173-b0d7-492ac885e4bb ( U.S. Geological Survey SPCMSC scientists and National Park Service resource managers collaborate to save threatened corals during ocean-heat wave;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A team from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and the National Park Service conducted emergency fieldwork to protect corals during the ongoing Florida coral-bleaching event.</p> Thu, 24 Aug 2023 14:47:52 EDT b418019c-d923-42ec-8e8b-d6e3fea9e5b1 ( U.S. Geological Survey SPCMSC Scientists Participate in Research Cruise to Collect Gulf of Mexico Deep Sea Corals for Microbiology Research;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Research Microbiologist Christina Kellogg and Research Marine Biologist James Evans took part in a research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico, collecting mesophotic and deep-sea coral specimens for microbiology research.</p> Fri, 18 Aug 2023 16:28:56 EDT 40230ce0-39fc-4c5c-8f13-85776364686d ( U.S. Geological Survey First Examination of Functional Capacity of Deep-sea Coral Microbiomes Reveals Details of Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Plus Tropical Similarities;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>In this newly published "deep dive" into coral microbiomes, Dr. Christina Kellogg and partners reveal very similar microbial gene functions in deep-water coral microbiomes compared to those in shallow, tropical environments. They also uncover results such as varying nutritional strategies, antibiotic gene resistance, and differences between stony and soft coral microbiomes.</p> Mon, 14 Aug 2023 10:33:14 EDT dc2f0af4-ded5-4133-b6be-2b0bb4fb922d ( U.S. Geological Survey Coral Bleaching Event Can Increase Flood Risk, Economic Losses;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Coral reefs are known for their natural beauty, biodiversity, and support of important local fisheries, but their value and importance extend even further. They provide significant social and economic benefits by reducing the impact of coastal storms and flooding on nearby communities.</p> Wed, 9 Aug 2023 12:38:38 EDT 2abe9432-51e6-449d-a8b8-8e14e7ba21a4 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Researcher Rose Palermo receives prestigious award from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Dr. Rose Palermo was selected to receive the George “Gera” Pavlovich Panteleyev Award from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). This award is presented to a student who best exemplifies the commitment to improving the graduate education experience and graduate student life at WHOI.</p> Thu, 3 Aug 2023 16:55:51 EDT 4346c2ef-5108-472c-b5f4-78b224157d73 ( U.S. Geological Survey SPCMSC scientists conducting geophysical surveys at the Chandeleur Islands, LA;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The team is collecting elevation and geophysical data to quantify storm-related barrier island sediment redistribution in Breton National Wildlife Refuge.</p> Fri, 28 Jul 2023 15:39:16 EDT 1d3b8158-d651-4d24-828e-f40f1fa55f90 ( U.S. Geological Survey High water temperatures bleaching coral along south Florida coast;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>As much of the world grapples with historic heat waves exacerbated by climate change and the ongoing El Nino event, ocean temperatures are also on the rise.</p> Fri, 28 Jul 2023 11:45:31 EDT de6d415a-86bb-406a-8685-11075f4dca13 ( U.S. Geological Survey SPCMSC scientists uncover why corals grow so well in Dry Tortugas National Park;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Ilsa Kuffner and others of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) are co-authors on a new journal article in <em>Nature Communications Earth and Environment</em> that reports evidence that experimental elkhorn corals transplanted from the northern Florida Keys to Dry Tortugas survived better and grew faster because they were able to eat more zooplankton food.</p> Fri, 14 Jul 2023 10:10:23 EDT 2c1eeec3-1c90-483c-8a7a-5e9705e71b77 ( U.S. Geological Survey Friday's Findings - July 14 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><strong>Title:</strong> New Insight into Past Climate from Clamshell Proxy Records</p> <p><strong>Speaker: </strong>Madelyn J. Mette, Research Geologist, USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center</p> <p><strong>Date: </strong>July 14 at 2:00 pm Eastern</p> Mon, 10 Jul 2023 12:09:45 EDT fcd6f990-49a9-4255-abe6-3df4461830d3 ( U.S. Geological Survey Dr. Madelyn Mette will present “New insight into past climate from clamshell proxy records” at public Friday’s Findings event;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area hosts <em>Friday’s Findings</em> each week, with public presentations from scientists across the bureau. On Friday, July 14th, join the public event to learn how quahog clams are being used to study ocean climate history.</p> Fri, 7 Jul 2023 17:32:25 EDT e856e606-5bb2-47c3-b80d-49d67cd7e913 ( U.S. Geological Survey SPCMSC researchers study the impact of coral restoration on reef growth;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>USGS researchers will conduct carbonate budget surveys of coral reefs in the Florida Keys to quantify how ongoing coral restoration by Mote Marine Laboratory affects reef growth.</p> Fri, 7 Jul 2023 17:02:54 EDT 6d6f2ff3-a0b2-4ef0-b6a9-e0bd8ede3354 ( U.S. Geological Survey DYOD (Download Your Own Data): New API available for total water level and coastal change forecasts can aid coastal resilience;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Need coastal forecast data? We've got your back. The USGS and NOAA have provided real-time forecasts of total water levels and coastal change along U.S. sandy beaches for almost a decade via an online viewer. Now, you can access the forecasts that power the viewer yourself with a new API (application programming interface)—helping to increase efficiency in addressing coastal resilience challenges.</p> Wed, 5 Jul 2023 09:00:00 EDT 1736c009-8269-4981-b242-2d7430f8b7ab ( U.S. Geological Survey Photo Roundup - May-June 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A selection of coastal and ocean videos and photographs from across the USGS.</p> Fri, 30 Jun 2023 14:30:00 EDT 9e8f6b27-990c-440f-8618-d15749906d2b ( U.S. Geological Survey News Briefs - May-June 2023;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>News Briefs - featuring coastal and ocean science from across the USGS.</p> Fri, 30 Jun 2023 09:00:00 EDT 06a97383-1b6e-4812-9dd7-294c697bd06b ( U.S. Geological Survey Hurricane Ian’s Scientific Silver Lining;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Hurricane Ian took a tragic toll on lives, property, and coastal environments in southwest Florida and the South Atlantic coast of the U.S. Scientists at USGS are analyzing the event to better understand how extreme storms impact our coasts, so we can be better prepared for the next one.</p> Thu, 29 Jun 2023 13:00:00 EDT 2ee60217-b59d-4a5f-a21a-fb9b402adae6 ( U.S. Geological Survey Now Available: Coastal Science Navigator;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The U.S. Geological Survey’s Coastal Science Navigator is now available! The Navigator serves as a gateway to USGS Coastal Change Hazards resources and assists users in finding products and tools that will meet their specific needs.</p> Wed, 28 Jun 2023 11:47:03 EDT 0b14b83e-d1fb-4bc1-8ab1-3edfc9344a87 ( U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg center hosted tours for Oceanography Camp for Girls;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>A group of young aspiring women scientists from this year’s Oceanography Camp for Girls visited the center to tour the facilities and laboratories while learning about coastal change, barrier island dynamics, paleoclimate research, and more.</p> Fri, 23 Jun 2023 15:13:50 EDT cbec7cdd-2f3e-49a1-83a1-c2d50f31ec86 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS project Stakeholder Engagement for Natural Hazards Investigations in the Caribbean (SENHIC) featured in White House Fact Sheet, "Vice President Harris Announces New Initiatives to Strengthen U.S-Caribbean Partnership";utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Vice President Kamala Harris and Caribbean leaders launched the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PACC 2030), the U.S. Government’s flagship partnership with Caribbean partners to advance climate adaptation, build resilience and expand clean energy access across the region.</p> Fri, 23 Jun 2023 14:38:13 EDT 3f565baf-8621-4a14-86ff-c47c9daa2dd1 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS science can inform communities of the coastal change hurricanes may bring;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p><em>The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through November 30. Throughout the season, the U.S. Geological Survey will be providing science that can help guide efforts to protect lives and property if a storm threatens the U.S. </em></p> Thu, 15 Jun 2023 14:45:56 EDT 8a640ebc-ba73-4d84-baa5-3c9b0d6c1c51 ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS develops new capability to forecast probability of storm-related coastal change in Puerto Rico;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>  </p> Mon, 12 Jun 2023 08:00:00 EDT b1b28fc6-134f-48d7-b3de-a433d412001d ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS desarrolla una nueva capacidad de pronosticar probabilidades de cambios costeros relacionados con tormentas en Puerto Rico;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>  </p> Mon, 12 Jun 2023 08:00:00 EDT 2143eda3-5327-4a22-b729-a8c4230225de ( U.S. Geological Survey USGS projects and resources for Puerto Rico were shared at the CariCOOS General Assembly;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>The Caribbean Coastal Ocean Observing System (CariCOOS) hosted the assembly May 26, 2023, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and featured a presentation about USGS coastal hazards research, shoreline change geonarrative, natural hazards web pages, and other research related to the island.</p> Fri, 2 Jun 2023 16:52:46 EDT 7d878d65-51ab-439d-aeb9-7f51c58cc517 ( U.S. Geological Survey Caitlin Reynolds is heading out to the Gulf of Mexico to continue a study on sediment flux;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=news <p>Caitlin and a group of Eckerd College students getting their first research cruise experience will head out on the R/V <em>Weatherbird II</em> on May 28, 2023, to collect samples from sediment traps in the Gulf of Mexico. The traps will be redeployed to continue collecting sediment for this 15-year study.</p> Fri, 26 May 2023 10:30:22 EDT 906daa3d-cfb2-4f1e-b623-1f94dd706490 ( U.S. Geological Survey