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Date published: June 4, 2020

Florida mangrove-coral study will be presented at Mote Marine Laboratory’s Protect Our Reefs project meeting and on bioRxiv

Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) will present results of the study “Identifying Mangrove-Coral Habitats in the Florida Keys” at Mote Marine Laboratory’s virtual Protect Our Reefs (POR) project meeting. This project meeting is to showcase the results of POR-funded projects from the previous year. The manuscript describing the study is available on the preprint server bioRxiv...

June 1, 2020

Sound Waves Newsletter - April-May 2020

USGS prepares for an active hurricane season, celebrates Ocean Month, wins two 1st place communications awards for an information product, and more, in this April-May 2020 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: June 1, 2020

Celebrate the Ocean! June is Ocean Month

Nearly two-thirds of our planet is covered by water with more than 120 million Americans living near an ocean or Great Lake. Celebrate Ocean Month and learn more about USGS ocean science research!

Date published: May 27, 2020

The USGS is Ready to Respond During the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, and the U.S. Geological Survey is prepared to provide science that can help guide efforts to protect lives and property if a major storm makes landfall this season.

Date published: May 20, 2020

USGS scientists synthesize data to move Florida coral disease efforts forward

In support of the multi-agency Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) coordinated response Research and Epidemiology Team and the upcoming virtual technical workshop (May 21–22, and May 27–29), scientists from several USGS centers are actively synthesizing diverse data to provide a roadmap of gaps in the research and also to uncover new information that could help control this disease.

Date published: May 8, 2020

Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 3rd to  May 9th is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, a week dedicated to informing everyone about hurricane hazards and disseminating knowledge that can be used to prepare and take action!   


Date published: April 24, 2020

Oceanographer Davina Passeri participates in a virtual panel discussion on coastal resilience

Davina Passeri, Research Oceanographer at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, was invited to participate in a virtual panel discussion entitled “Closing the Resiliency Gap: What Will it Take?” hosted by St. Petersburg College on April 15.

Date published: March 30, 2020

USGS Coastal and Marine Science Centers Represented in Full Force at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego

More than 20 USGS scientists from all three Coastal and Marine Science Centers attended the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020 in San Diego February 16-21.

Date published: March 30, 2020

Sediment Trap in Gulf of Mexico Recovered for the Last Time, Marking the Culmination of a 12-year Time Series of Climate Data Collection

By understanding modern changes in temperature, and therefore past changes in the climate of the Gulf of Mexico, scientists can better predict climate changes in Earth’s future– just by studying teeny tiny forams.

March 30, 2020

Sound Waves Newsletter - January-March 2020

USGS announces the release of the decadal strategic plan for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, USGS coastal and marine research strongly represented at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting, USGS collects 12-year time series of climate data from the Gulf of Mexico, and more in this January-March 2020 issue of Sound Waves.