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Date published: March 5, 2021

CMHRP coral-reef researcher featured in National Parks Traveler podcast

Research Marine Biologist Ilsa Kuffner was interviewed by Lynn Riddick, reporter for National Parks Traveler

Date published: February 26, 2021

Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast expands to include more than a thousand miles of new coverage

The Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecasts have been extended across an additional 1,700 km of US coastline to provide coastal change hazards predictions to coastal communities.

Date published: February 25, 2021

SPCMSC Scientists Investigating Coastal Geology in Pinellas County, Florida

SPCMSC geologists Daniel Ciarletta, Julie Bernier, and Nancy DeWitt are collecting ground-penetrating radar profiles and vibracores from Pinellas County, Florida barrier islands at Tierra Verde, Dunedin, and Tarpon Springs.

Date published: February 25, 2021

Davina Passeri invited to present on barrier island evolution at Deford Lecture Series

Davina Passeri of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center has been invited to present a talk titled, “Modeling decadal barrier island evolution under future storms and sea level rise” at the University of Texas DeFord Lecture Series on February 25.

Date published: February 18, 2021

USGS Scientist elected as Fellow to American Academy of Microbiology

Dr. Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC) was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Fellows of the AAM, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, are elected annually from a pool of nominated candidates through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced...

Date published: February 11, 2021

Karim Alizad will present his research on Wetland Response to Sea-Level Rise at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Virtual Symposium

Karim Alizad, researcher contracted to the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, will present a talk about coastal wetland response to sea-level rise in Northwest Florida at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Virtual Research Symposium, 2/18 – 2/19/2021.

Date published: February 8, 2021

USGS Study on Threatened Coral Can Guide Reef Restoration

Nursery-grown elkhorn coral transplanted into Dry Tortugas National Park survived and thrived, growing twice as fast as corals planted in other locations in the Florida Keys, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study published in Endangered Species Research.

Date published: February 4, 2021

SPCMSC Scientists to Investigate Geology of Pinellas County, Florida Barrier Islands

SPCMSC geologists Daniel Ciarletta, Julie Bernier, and Nancy DeWitt will be collecting field data from the barrier islands of Pinellas County, Florida, to learn about their past evolution beginning in mid to late February.

Date published: February 4, 2021

USGS Researchers Travel to Florida Keys to Conduct Reef Bioerosion Surveys

Staff from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center will collect measurements from long-term coral-reef monitoring sites in the Florida Keys to assess historic rates of reef bioerosion, from February 2–7, 2021.

Date published: January 28, 2021

SPCMSC Staff Shared Coastal Change Research and Forecasts with Congressional Staffer

Staff from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) held a virtual meeting on January 26, 2021, with a Constituent Advocate from Representative Charlie Crist’s office to share the Center’s recent research and upcoming directions for the coastal change hazards focus.

Date published: January 28, 2021

USGS staff from across the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program will present at the virtual Coastal GeoTools conference

Six representatives from the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Centers will present at the upcoming virtual Coastal GeoTools conference February 8–11.