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Date published: August 5, 2021

New study from SPCMSC compares wetland shoreline change analysis methods

SPCMSC Research Ecologist Kathryn Smith and team publish a new paper, “Coastal Wetland Shoreline Change Monitoring: A Comparison of Shorelines from High-Resolution WorldView Satellite Imagery, Aerial Imagery, and Field Surveys”

Date published: August 4, 2021

SPCMSC Scientist Publishes New Paper Identifying Unexpected Microbiomes in Deep-Sea Corals

SPCMSC Research Microbiologist Christina Kellogg and colleague Zoe Pratte publish a new paper, “Unexpected diversity of Endozoicomonas in deep-sea corals” in the journal Marine Ecology Progress Series. This is the first report of coral microbiomes dominated by Endozoicomonas (a common bacterial symbiont in tropical and temperate corals, but rare in deep cold-water corals).

Date published: August 2, 2021

Coastal Change Hazards Video Launch

The Coastal Change Hazards team launched a video to describe how USGS integrates robust research, state-of-the-art capabilities, and stakeholder input to achieve coastal resilience goals.

Date published: July 23, 2021

SPCMSC and PCMSC scientists participating in 14th International Coral Reef Symposium

USGS research will be presented by several USGS scientists during the virtual 14th International Coral Reef Symposium taking place 19-23 July 2021.

Date published: July 8, 2021

SPCMSC Scientist Publishes New Paper on Coral Microbiome Methods

SPCMSC Research Microbiologist Christina Kellogg and colleague Zoe Pratte publish a new paper, “Comparison of preservation and extraction methods on five taxonomically disparate coral microbiomes” in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. 

Date published: July 1, 2021

SPCMSC scientists publish new paper on shoreline erosion and sediment deposition

Kathryn Smith and team publish a new paper, “Lateral shoreline erosion and shore-proximal sediment deposition on a coastal marsh from seasonal, storm and decadal measurements” in the journal Geomorphology. The study provides new information about sediment accumulation and marsh shoreline erosion at multiple time scales in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Date published: June 30, 2021

Why the Ocean?

To celebrate Ocean Month 2021, we asked staff from across the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program why they study the ocean, why they love the ocean, and why people should care about the ocean.

Date published: June 24, 2021

New SPCMSC publication provides evidence of exceptional coral performance in Dry Tortugas National Park

USGS research published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science reveals differences in coral tolerance to heat stress across Florida Keys reef sites, which can inform partners working on reef restoration.

Date published: June 22, 2021

Climate change will continue preventing coral reef growth in subtropics

Based on new research, USGS scientists predict future climate change will continue to suppress coral reef growth in the subtropics.