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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.

Date published: May 2, 2019

Coral-reef research featured in Science Magazine news article

A news feature published last week in Science Magazine highlights research by SPCMSC scientists into the problem of reef erosion in the Florida Keys.

Date published: May 2, 2019

New paper published on Florida Keys coral reef construction and erosion

A team of four scientists from St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and collaborators from NOAA and Florida Institute of Technology published a paper in the journal Limnology and Oceanography. The research was conducted in the Florida Keys including sites in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Biscayne National Park.

Date published: April 16, 2019

Deep Sea Exploration and Research of Coral/Canyon/Cold seep Habitats

Christina Kellogg is at sea April 9-30, 2019, as part of the #DeepSearch team on the NOAA ship Ron Brown with the Jason ROV. The team is collecting samples to research deep-sea coral, canyon, and seep environments off of the Southeastern United States.

Date published: March 29, 2019

News Briefs - February-March 2019

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

This article is part of the February-March 2019 edition of the Sound Waves Newsletter

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Date published: March 29, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - February-March 2019

USGS scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations, looking for polluted sediment in Washington, monitoring beach changes in California, studying dune restoration in New Jersey, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some recent fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: March 29, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - February-March 2019

Sea-level rise plus an extreme storm could seriously impact people and property in coastal California, drone equipped with sensor is low-cost way to measure methane escaping from permafrost, USGS provides coastal storm impact computer model training, USGS center in Santa Cruz welcomes two new researchers, and more in this February-March issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: March 28, 2019

USGS scientist invited to present at Friends of Pinellas Master Naturalists annual meeting

SPCMSC Oceanographer Kara Doran was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Friends of Pinellas Master Naturalists annual meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Bay Pines STEM center in St. Petersburg, FL.

Date published: March 21, 2019

USGS Research Oceanographer receives international award

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC) was awarded the International Coral Reef Society’s Young Scientist award in recognition of an exceptional series of publications.

Date published: March 6, 2019

USGS scientists publish long-read microbiome sequences from temperate coral, providing community resource for probe and primer design

Astrangia poculata, the northern star coral, is a temperate scleractinian coral that has been documented on the Atlantic Coast of the United States from Maine to Florida, as well as the Gulf Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, and Texas.