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Date published: June 6, 2019

New USGS manuscript documents unprecedented shift in coral species composition of Florida’s reefs

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC), Ilsa Kuffner (Research Marine Biologist, SPCMSC), and Anastasios Stathakopoulos (Oceanographer) led a study published this week showing that the coral species that dominated Florida’s coral reef for the last 8000 years have been replaced by novel species assemblages in recent decades.

Date published: May 31, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - April-May 2019

Coral reefs provide flood protection, new Aleutian tsunami evidence, sea turtle scientists head back to the field after Hurricane Michael, and more in this April-May 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: May 31, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April-May 2019

In May 2019, USGS coastal and marine scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations, studying reservoir sediment after a wildfire disaster in California, a new remote-control surveying boat in Massachusetts, hypersaline lake sediments in the Dominican Republic, and much more.

Date published: May 31, 2019

News Briefs - April-May 2019

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

This article is part of the April-May 2019 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

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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.