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Date published: May 31, 2018

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April-May 2018

USGS scientists visited more than 20 coastal and offshore locations studying Yucatan coastal caves, wildfire-contaminated sediments in California, hurricane damage to coral reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: May 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - April-May 2018

Understanding how and where mineral-rich deposits form in the ocean and what effects mining them could have on deep-ocean environment, deploying oceanographic gear offshore of a natural inlet, visiting scientist from Japan collaborating with USGS on shoreline-change research, and more in this April-May issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: May 31, 2018

USGS Hurricane Response Met Challenges in 2017, Prepares for 2018

No one has a crystal ball to foresee what will happen during the 2018 hurricane season that begins June 1, but NOAA forecasters say there’s a 75 percent chance this hurricane season will be at least as busy as a normal year, or busier.

Date published: May 17, 2018

USGS Research Microbiologist presents science and participates in science communication at 2018 ASM Microbe Meeting

Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) will present a poster titled "Metagenomic Analysis of the Microbial Community Associated with the Deep-Sea Coral Lophelia pertusa" and give a 10-min talk about it in a session highlighting key posters at the 2018 American Society for Microbiology MICROBE conference, June 6–11, 2018, in Atlanta, GA.

Date published: April 26, 2018

USGS Scientist participates in research cruise to Andros Island, Bahamas, to study historic coral-reef die-offs

Dr. Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPMSC) will join researchers from Florida Atlantic University on a cruise on Florida Institute of Oceanography's new research vessel the R/V Hogarth to study the reefs of Andros Island, Bahamas, from May 9th–16th, 2018.

Date published: April 26, 2018

USGS Researchers attend 11th Biennial Science Workshop at Fire Island National Seashore

SPCMSC Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis and WHCMSC Research Geologist Erika Lentz will present USGS research at the 11th Biennial Science Workshop organized by the National Park Service (NPS) Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS).

Date published: April 26, 2018

Federal Interagency Microbiome Strategic Plan Released

As part of the White House’s National Microbiome Initiative, a Microbiome Interagency Working Group (MIWG) was formed in late 2016 with the charge of producing a Federal Strategic Plan for microbiome research.

Date published: March 30, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - March 2018

Learn about how polluted groundwater threatens coral reefs, what rocks from deep in the soutwestern Atlantic Ocean tell us about geologic history and mineral resources, why Florida is the perfect place to study regional-scale ocean acidification, and more in this March 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: March 30, 2018

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - March 2018

USGS scientists visited more than 10 coastal and offshore locations studying California wildfire contaminated river sediments, the offshore part of the Montecito debris flow, seafloor mining sediment plumes, and much more. We also had several expeditions cancelled by severe storms in the Northeast. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.