St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center


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Date published: May 31, 2019

The 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Here, USGS is Ready

The 2019 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 30, 2019

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator/USGS Co-Chair of Florida Coastal Mapping Program presenting at 2019 JALBTCX Airborne Coastal Mapping and Charting Technical Workshop

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program and the USGS Co-Chair for the Florida Coastal Mapping Program, will present "A Federal-State Partnership for Mapping Florida's Coast and Seafloor" at the 20th annual Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) Airborne Coastal Mapping and Charting Technical Workshop.

Date published: May 30, 2019

SPCMSC scientist contributing to NSF Research Coordination Network on Coral Bleaching

Ilsa Kuffner, Research Marine Biologist from St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center, is participating in a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network to make experimental design recommendations to advance understanding of coral bleaching.

Date published: May 30, 2019

SPCMSC scientists to present at Coastal Sediments '19 conference

SPCMSC scientists Julie Bernier, Noreen Buster, Kara Doran, Karen Morgan, and Tim Nelson will present their research at the Coastal Sediments '19 conference, May 27–31, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis, co-author with Bernier and Buster, will also be attending. 

Date published: May 23, 2019

New paper reveals microbiomes of stony and soft deep-sea corals share rare core bacteria

Dr. Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) will publish a paper in the journal Microbiome based on a meta-analysis of datasets from 7 species of deep-sea corals.

Date published: May 17, 2019

Collaborative research will advance knowledge on coastal erosion hazards of marsh shorelines and the impact of living shorelines

Coastal wetland loss has been well documented and attributed to many factors, including increased shoreline erosion from human activities, sea level rise, and storms. 

Date published: May 17, 2019

New report recommends sea level rise projections for use in the Tampa Bay area

The Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel (a group of local scientists and resource managers; including Davina Passeri, Research Civil Engineer, SPCMSC) released a new report recommending a set of sea level rise projections for use throughout the Tampa Bay region. 

Date published: May 16, 2019

USGS Researcher attends Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE awards ceremony in Monaco

Dr. Christina Kellogg (Research Microbiologist, SPCMSC) is a member of the judging panel that will award winners of the $7 million dollar Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE during the final award announcement at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco on May 31.

Date published: May 16, 2019

News coverage leads to a master’s degree collaboration with SPCMSC Research Microbiologist

S Gold, a student researching projects for a master’s degree at Western Carolina University, saw the news coverage last fall about the DEEP SEARCH research expedition to a large deep-sea coral area off the South Carolina coast and reached out to SPCMSC Research Microbiologist Christina Kellogg about doing a master’s project involving microbiology and these deep-sea corals. 

Date published: May 9, 2019

USGS Scientists set out to unlock the mysteries of prehistoric droughts in the Caribbean

Scientists spent the last two weeks collecting sediment cores from Lake Enriquillo, a hypersaline lake in the Western Dominican Republic. The sediment cores will help scientists reconstruct the frequency of Caribbean drought and determine the controls on hydroclimate during the Holocene.

Date published: May 9, 2019

USGS SPCMSC hosts Shell Ocean Discovery Xprize Judges Summit

Dr. Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) hosted the final 2-day Judges Summit at the USGS office in St. Petersburg during which the winners of the $7-million dollar Shell Ocean Discovery Xprize were chosen. Dr. Kellogg is one of the 7-member international judging panel that determined the top scoring teams.

Date published: May 2, 2019

Congressman Charlie Crist to visit the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

On May 6, 2019, Congressman Charlie Crist (13th district, FL) and Operations and Outreach Director Mr. Kendrick Lewis will visit the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC). Congressman Crist requested this visit because he is interested to learn more about the Center and to discuss needs/priorities that we may have.