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The USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center has several laboratories. Explore details about a few of these below. 

    • St. Petersburg Carbon Analytical Laboratory

      The USGS-St. Petersburg Carbon Analytical Laboratory utilizes state of the art methods and instrumentation for quantifying carbon system parameters in aqueous samples.

    • Coral Microbial Ecology Laboratory

      The coral microbial ecology group has an active research program identifying and characterizing the microbial associates of both tropical and cold-water (deep-sea) corals and their surrounding habitat. Current projects focus on coral disease dynamics, bacterial diversity, and using metagenomics to elucidate the functional roles of coral microbes.