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Screenshot of 'Longer Term Change' section from NPS story map about Fire Island
December 31, 2019

Screenshot from NPS story map about Fire Island

Screenshot of 'Longer Term Change' section from NPS story map about Fire Island

UAS on beach
December 31, 2019

UAS flying on a beach

A pilot flying a UAS on the beach.

computers inside the research vessel Sallenger
August 12, 2019

Scientists collecting seismic and bathymetry data

Scientists from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science center collecting seismic and bathymetry data within the nearshore waters of Cedar Island, Virginia. Outside the cabin of the R/V Sallenger, a CHIRP seismic sled is being towed using dock lines and cable, inside captain Andy Farmer navigates the vessel using pre-planned survey lines while Chelsea Stalk

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Forecasted Gulf Coast beach erosion due to Hurricane Barry
July 12, 2019

Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana. See https://marine.

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Baches forecast to be affected by Hurricane Barry
July 12, 2019

Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana. See https://marine.

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Landfalling Barry's likely effects on Gulf beaches
July 11, 2019

Barry forecast to affect beaches in four Gulf states

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Thursday, July 11, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana. This forecast may change with subsequent National Hurricane Center forecasts. See 

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Gulf beaches forecast to feel Barry's effects
July 11, 2019

These Gulf beaches are forecast to be affected by Barry

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Thursday, July 11, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana. This forecast may change with subsequent National Hurricane Center forecasts. See 

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Image shows two sea urchins with the ocean in the background
June 24, 2019

Red Sea Urchins

Two red sea urchins (Mesocentrotus franciscanus) sit on the deck of the R/V Falkor. These sea urchins were collected during the #HuntingBubbles research cruise led by the USGS and Schmidt Ocean Institute, which focused on exploring and understanding methane seeps and the communities that depend on them along the Cascadia Margin. Read more about the cruise and its

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Photos before and after Hurricane Sandy opened a breach on Fire Island
June 11, 2019

Photos before and after Hurricane Sandy opened a breach on Fire Island

USGS researchers have been monitoring changes in a breach in the island that occurred during Hurricane Sandy (modified from  Hapke et al., 2017). 
 

CMHRP scientific investigations help protect natural and cultural resources
June 11, 2019

CMHRP investigations help protect natural and cultural resources

The CMHRP has been conducting scientific investigations at Fire Island in order to protect natural and cultural resources.

Congressman Charlie Crist visits the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
May 6, 2019

Congressman Charlie Crist visits the SPCMSC

On May 6, 2019, Congressman Charlie Crist (13th district, FL) and Operations and Outreach Director Mr. Kendrick Lewis will visit the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC). Congressman Crist requested this visit because he is interested to learn more about the Center and to discuss needs/priorities that we may have. (First row, left to right:

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Core from Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic, showing the laminated sediments
April 24, 2019

Core from Lake Enriquillo, DR, shows laminated sediments

This core from Lake Enriquillo, Dominican Republic, shows the laminated lakebed sediments (Chucho, a local Dominican boat driver, is shown in the background).