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Date published: December 19, 2018

Scientists to Attend "Reef Futures 2018" Symposium on Reef Restoration

Research Marine Biologist Ilsa Kuffner, Research Oceanographer Lauren Toth, and Oceanographer Anastasios Stathakopoulos will travel to Key Largo, FL, December 10 to 14 to attend "Reef Futures 2018: A Coral Restoration and Intervention-Science Symposium."

Date published: November 16, 2018

USGS scientists publish study documenting recent wetland-changes along Maryland and Virginia coastline

New study analyzed Landsat satellite imagery to document historical and recent (post-Hurricane Sandy) wetland changes that occurred along the Maryland and Virginia coastlines since 1984.

Date published: November 16, 2018

Wintering bird habitat and species monitoring fieldwork at Dauphin Island, Alabama

The ability to connect elevation and habitat characteristics used by wintering shorebirds has been identified as beneficial to conservation and restoration planning by management entities such as the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Date published: November 8, 2018

USGS researcher judges final round of Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE competition in Kalamata, Greece

The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, a $7 million global competition being held in Kalamata, Greece, is challenging teams to push the boundaries of ocean technologies by creating solutions that advance the autonomy, scale, speed, depths, and resolution of ocean exploration. Dr. Christina Kellogg (Research Microbiologist, SPCMSC) will be the on-site judge during the week of November 19–24, 2018....

Date published: November 1, 2018

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - October-November 2018

Recently USGS scientists visited more than 20 coastal and offshore locations, studying deep corals off the East Coast, restored beaches and dunes in New Jersey, mine tailings in Lake Superior, and much more.

Date published: November 1, 2018

The Development and Demise of Florida’s Coral Reefs

A new study published in the journal Global Change Biology by scientists at the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center suggests that unlike most other reefs, the geological decline of Florida’s reefs preceded modern coral-reef degradation by at least 3,000 years.

Date published: October 26, 2018

USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and Wetland and Aquatic Research Center Continue Involvement in Annual St. Petersburg Science Festival

Scientists from SPCMSC and WARC led children, families, and the public in hands-on activities to learn about USGS science at this year's St. Petersburg Science Festival and School Day, October 19–20.

Date published: October 23, 2018

Florida's Coral Reefs Provide Window into the Past

USGS study finds most have grown little in 3000 years

Date published: October 18, 2018

Before and After: Coastal Change Caused by Hurricane Michael

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at https://usgs.gov/hurricane-michael.

Date published: October 9, 2018

USGS: Hurricane surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

One-fourth of beachfront could be inundated by large storm waves, experts predict

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at usgs.gov/hurricane-michael.