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Gulf of Mexico Sediment Trap Foraminifera Data

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) deployed a sediment trap (McLane PARFLUX 78H) mooring in the northern Gulf of Mexico (27.5 degrees N and 90.3 degrees W, water depth 1150 meters [m]) in January 2008 to collect seasonal time-series data on the flux and assemblage composition of planktic foraminifers. The trap was positioned in the water column at a depth of 700 m on a mooring cable to enable the c

USGS Madeira Beach, Florida CoastCam Imagery and Calibration Data

A digital video camera was installed at Madeira Beach, Florida (FL) and faced west along the beach. Every hour during daylight hours, daily from 2017 to 2022, the camera collected raw video and produced snapshots and time-averaged image products. This data release includes the necessary intrinsic orientation (IO) and extrinsic orientation (EO) calibration data to utilize imagery to make quantitati

Modeling the Effects of Large-scale Interior Headland Restoration on Tidal Hydrodynamics and Salinity Transport in an Open Coast, Marine-dominant Estuary: Model Input and Results

The effects of large-scale interior headland restoration on tidal hydrodynamics and salinity transport in the Grand Bay, Alabama (AL) estuary was assessed using a two-dimensional Discontinous-Galerkin Shallow Water Equations (DG-SWEM) model. Three restoration alternatives were simulated: 1) no action (herein referred to as na); 2) reconstruction of the Grand Batture Island (herein referred to as G

Functional Gene Microarray Data From Cold-water Corals (Acanthogorgia spp., Desmophyllum dianthus, Desmophyllum pertusum, and Enallopsammia profunda) from the Atlantic Ocean off the Southeast Coast of the United States-Raw Data

The files in this data release (Kellogg and Voelschow, 2023) contain normalized microarray probe intensity values from GeoChip 5.0S microarrays referenced in the journal article entitled 'Functional gene composition and metabolic potential of deep-sea coral-associated microbial communities' by Pratte and others (2022). The GeoChip 5.0S microarrays, provided by Glomics Inc., contain 57,498 oligonuc

Prokaryotic Communities Shed by Diseased and Healthy Coral (Diploria labyrinthiformis, Pseudodiploria strigosa, Montastraea cavernosa, Colpophyllia natans, and Orbicella faveolata) into Filtered Seawater Mesocosms - Raw and Processed Data

The files in this data release are those referenced in the journal article by Evans and others (2023) entitled 'Investigating microbial size classes associated with the transmission of stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD)'. The files contain an amplicon sequence variant (ASV) table and the raw 16S rRNA gene amplicon files from fifty-six 0.22-micrometer (µm) pore size filters, as well as six rea

Modeling the Effects of Interior Headland Restoration on Estuarine Sediment Transport Processes in a Marine-Dominant Estuary: Delft3D Model Output

The effects of interior headland restoration on estuarine sediment transport processes are assessed through process-based numerical modeling. Three proposed interior headland restoration scenarios in the Grand Bay estuary (Mississippi/Alabama) are modeled using Delft3D (developed by Deltares) to understand impacts on suspended sediment concentrations, bed level morphology and sediment fluxes under

Experimental Coral-Physiology Data for Acropora palmata in Florida, USA

The USGS Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies (CREST) project provides science that helps Department of Interior and other resource managers tasked with the stewardship of coral reef resources. This data release contains data on coral physiology of the elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, grown at five sites along the Florida outer reef tract including in Biscayne National Park, the Florida Keys National Mar

Experimental Coral-Growth Data and Time-Series Imagery for Acropora palmata and Pseudodiploria strigosa in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

The U.S. Geological Survey Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies project (CREST) provides science that helps Department of Interior and other resource managers tasked with the stewardship of coral reef resources. This data release contains data on coral-growth rates and time-series photographs taken of colonies of the elkhorn coral, Acropora palmata, and the symmetrical brain coral, Pseudodiploria strigos

Uranium-Thorium Ages for Late Holocene Corals from the Southeast Florida Nearshore Ridge Complex

This data release compiles Uranium-Thorium (U-Th) dating data for late Holocene coral samples collected from the Nearshore Ridge Complex (NRC) off Pompano Beach, Southeast Florida (SEFL; Figure 1). The samples were collected under Scientific Activity Licenses (SAL) from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (SAL-18-1659A-SRP) and with permission from Broward County Environmental Pr

Sediment Data From Vibracores and Sand Augers Collected in 2021 and 2022 From Fire Island, New York

In 2021 and 2022, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) and the USGS New York Water Science Center (NYWSC), on behalf of SPCMSC, conducted sediment sampling and ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys at Point O' Woods and Ho-Hum Beach (NYWSC, 2021) and Watch Hill, Long Cove, and Smith Point (SPCMSC, 2022), Fire Island, New York.

Gulf Islands National Seashore 2020 Workshop: Attendee Survey Results

The National Park Service (NPS), in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), recognizes the need to quantify the sediment budget of the barrier islands within the Gulf Islands National Seashore (GINS) to understand the coastal processes affecting island resiliency. To achieve this goal, identifying and quantifying the physical parameters that drive long-term change is necessary to mod

Ground Penetrating Radar and Global Positioning System Data Collected in 2021 From Fire Island, New York

In 2016, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted ground penetrating radar (GPR) surveys and sediment sampling at Fire Island, New York to characterize and quantify spatial variability in the subaerial geology (Forde and others, 2018). These surveys, in combination with historical data, allowed for a preliminary reconstruction of the barriers long-term evolution. In 2021, scientists from the US