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July 31, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - July 2018

An international team of scientists collaborates to image the deep structure of the Dead Sea fault in Israel, USGS scientists receive the USGS 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award for guiding efforts to better assess coastal vulnerability to flooding, a Fulbright Scholar joins the Marine Geohazards Project at WHCMSC, and more in this July 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: July 17, 2018

USGS scientists successfully acquire repeat geophysical data at Fire Island National Seashore

The objective of the field effort was to remeasure seafloor elevations and sub-seafloor geology in areas that were surveyed in 2014 in order to quantify change in shoreface sediment availability and flux, some of the first data of its kind.

Date published: July 17, 2018

USGS scientists host National Science Foundation undergraduate students from Mote Marine Laboratory

Several undergraduate students who were awarded internships at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, will visit the Saint Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center.

June 30, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - June 2018

USGS responded to five major hurricanes in 2017 and prepares for the 2018 storm season, the USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project provides data and tools for the May 25th storm Alberto, a USGS-led special issue of Marine Geology receives a most-cited certificate from the journal in May 2018, and more in this June 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: June 29, 2018

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - June 2018

USGS scientists visited 11 coastal and offshore locations while monitoring beaches, marshes, and offshore areas, and testing new equipment. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: June 29, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - June 2018

USGS hurricane response in 2017 helps prepare for 2018 season, and USGS researchers are ready; a special, USGS-led tsunami hazards issue of the journal Marine Geology receives award as one of the top three most-cited issues in 2016 and 2017; a USGS researcher visits South Korea to share expertise on offshore mapping; and more in this June 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: June 29, 2018

USGS Scientists collect new coral-core archives from the reefs off southeast Florida

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC) will be leading an expedition to the nearshore coral reefs of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties in Florida to collect new coral-core archives for paleoclimate studies.

Date published: June 29, 2018

USGS Researcher interviewed on Public Radio's Science Friday

Research marine biologist Ilsa B. Kuffner was interviewed live by Ira Flatow on Public Radio’s Science Friday.

Date published: June 18, 2018

A new study in Marine Micropaleontology proposes a new proxy for winter sea surface temperatures in the past

Caitlin Reynolds and Julie Richey (Geologists, USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center), along with colleagues from University of South Florida, Oregon State University and University of California Davis, published a paper titled "Environmental controls on the geochemistry of Globorotalia truncatulinoides...

Date published: June 18, 2018

"News & Views" article on coral-reef degradation published in Nature

USGS Research Marine Biologist Ilsa B. Kuffner describes the significance of new work on the loss of reef-building capacity in the world's coral reefs for the journal Nature.

Date published: June 6, 2018

Christina Kellogg invited to speak at Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) was invited to give a talk entitled “Microbial Ecology of Mesophotic Coral Reefs” at the 2018 Mesophotic Coral Reef Gordon Research Conference. The conference takes place June 17–22, 2018, at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.