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Date published: February 20, 2020

Scientists from all three Coastal and Marine Science Centers represent USGS at the Ocean Sciences 2020 Meeting in San Diego

A total of nineteen scientists from all three Coastal and Marine Science Centers represented USGS at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California. Many of the presentations were collaborative, cross-center projects with partners from numerous other agencies and academic institutions.

Date published: February 20, 2020

Kara Doran invited to present USGS coastal data, models, and tools to the Interagency Flood Risk Management Training Seminar

 Physical Scientist Kara Doran will present USGS coastal data, models, and tools at the Interagency Flood Risk Management Training Seminar in St. Louis, MO. She is part of a session focused on coastal flooding along with other federal partners NOAA and USACE.

Date published: February 10, 2020

SPCMSC Scientist Gives Invited Talk at Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Christina Kellogg will give an invited talk titled "Deep-Sea Coral Microbiomes as a Source for Novel Natural Products" at the 2020 Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference.

Date published: February 10, 2020

Sediment trap in Gulf of Mexico recovered one last time, marking the culmination of a 12-year time series

Julie Richey, Caitlin Reynolds, and colleagues retrieved a sediment trap from the northern Gulf of Mexico during a 3-day cruise (February 7–9, 2020) on board the R/V Pelican. The trap was deployed in 1,200 m of water in 2008 and had been collecting sinking particles from the water column to be used in paleoclimate proxy-calibration studies. 

Date published: January 31, 2020

Protocols for improving sea-level reconstructions in the western Atlantic

Anastasios Stathakopoulos (Oceanographer) and Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer) published a new article titled “A revised Holocene coral sea-level database from the Florida reef tract, USA.”

Date published: January 30, 2020

Tools Roundtable Session at the Social Coast Forum 2020

Kara Doran and Heather Schreppel will be participating in the Tools and Job Aid Roundtable session at the Social Coast Forum, February 4–7, in Charleston, South Carolina. They will provide a suite of GIS-based geonarratives (i.e. story maps) to introduce the USGS Coastal Change...

Date published: December 31, 2019

USGS Loses a Dear Friend and Colleague, Barbara Lidz

The USGS recently lost a dear friend and colleague, Barbara Lidz, who passed away Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Date published: December 31, 2019

Tropical Storm Threatened to Stop Science Festival…But Didn’t Stop Us from Celebrating Science!

USGS participated in the the St. Petersburg Science Festival, an annual event held in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, that invites local schools and the science-interested public to come explore topics in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

Date published: December 31, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - October-December 2019

USGS scientists visited numerous locations to set up and remove long-term monitoring instruments, to collect samples, and to monitor and map beaches, rivers, marshes, ocean habitats, and offshore areas. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our scientists.

Date published: December 4, 2019

Inspiring the next generation of Oceanographers during the Great American Teach-In

Research Graduate Assistant Legna Torres-Garcia participated in the Great American Teach-In on Wednesday, November 13. She attended Douglas L. Jamerson Jr. Elementary Center for Mathematics and Engineering to talk with 3rd and 5th grade students about being an oceanographer.

Date published: December 4, 2019

New manuscript shows that warming has reversed long-standing environmental gradients on eastern Pacific coral reefs

A recent manuscript published by Research Oceanographer Lauren Toth with academic collaborators suggest that ocean warming is shifting which environments in Pacific Panama will support coral reefs in the future.

Date published: November 25, 2019

New manuscript shows that internal wave cooling may provide global-scale refuge from coral bleaching

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC) published a manuscript this week with academic collaborators showing that the cooling provided to many coral-reef environments by internal waves mitigated thermal stress during the 2015–2016 global El Niño event.