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Jessica Rodysill (Reston) and Hunter Wilcox (SPCMSC) deploying a corer in Lake Enriquillo.
April 24, 2019

Researchers deploying a corer in Lake Enriquillo.

Jessica Rodysill (Reston) and Hunter Wilcox (SPCMSC) deploying a corer in Lake Enriquillo. The scientists will use the cores to construct precipitation changes in Dominican Republic over the late Holocene (~5000 years ago to present) time period.

Cheryl Morrison and Christina Kellogg collect water from the two Niskin bottles after they were removed from the ROV post-dive
April 16, 2019

Christina Kellogg collecting water samples

Cheryl Morrison and Christina Kellogg collect water from the two Niskin bottles after they were removed from the ROV post-dive.

Photo taken as SPMSC scientist Lauren Toth conducts a photographic survey of Porter Patch reef off Key Largo
April 3, 2019

SPMSC scientist Lauren Toth conducts a photographic survey of the reef

SPMSC scientist Lauren Toth conducts a photographic survey of Porter Patch reef off Key Largo, one of the sites that has been surveyed as part of FWRI’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring project since 1996. The modern reef surveys will be compared to historic surveys to determine how much structural complexity the reefs of the Florida Keys have lost over the past two decades

USGS pilots landing a Unmanned Aerial Systems (uas) on  Dauphin Island, Alabama
March 12, 2019

USGS pilot landing an unmanned aerial system on Dauphin Island, AL

 USGS unmanned aerial system (drone) pilot collecting aerial imagery and ground control points for the Coastal Resource Evaulation for Management Applications (CREMA) project on Dauphin Island, Alabama

Photo collage of images from Fire Island
December 31, 2018

Photo collage of images from Fire Island

 Photo collage of images from Fire Island showing dunes and beaches

Scientist surveying the presence and behavior of birds at Pelican Island, Alabama.
December 31, 2018

Scientist surveying the behavior of birds at Pelican Island, Alabama

Scientist surveying the presence and behavior of birds at Pelican Island, Alabama. The CMHRP is working with personnel within the Ecosystems Mission Area on this project to identify how physical characteristics of barrier islands influence use by wintering shorebirds.

Coastal bathymetry, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, mapped using lidar and depicted with false-color
December 31, 2018

Coastal bathymetry, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, mapped using lidar

Coastal bathymetry, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, mapped using lidar and depicted with false-color (purple is deep, orange is shallow). Land areas are depicted with satellite imagery.

East end of Fire Island depicted with airborne imagery and lidar
December 31, 2018

East end of Fire Island depicted with airborne imagery and lidar

East end of Fire Island, showing white sandy beaches and marshes, depicted with airborne imagery, and lidar-derived bathymetric features in the estuary behind the island, in the offshore region, and in the channel connecting the estuary to the ocean. 

A labeled illustration shows a barrier island from ocean on the right to lagoon on the left.
December 31, 2018

Illustration describes a barrier island from ocean to lagoon

Illustration shows the cross-section of a barrier island progressing from ocean (on the right) to marsh and then lagoon (on the left).