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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.

Date published: February 28, 2019

USGS SPCMSC staff participate in the Tools Showcase at Coastal GeoTools Conference 2019

Xan Fredericks (USGS SPCMSC), Heather Schreppel (Cherokee Nation Technologies), and Kara Doran (USGS SPCMSC) participated in the Tools Showcase at the Coastal GeoTools 2019 conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 11th–14th.

Date published: February 28, 2019

USGS scientists collect and redeploy Gulf of Mexico Sediment Trap

USGS Scientist Julie Richey (USGS, Research Geologist) and collaborator from the University of South Carolina Eric Tappa will collect and redeploy the Gulf of Mexico Sediment Trap for the 22nd time, from February 26–28, 2019.

Date published: February 28, 2019

USGS scientists publish results from a long-term study of Globigerinoides ruber in the Gulf of Mexico, aiding in reconstruction of past climatic conditions

The planktic foraminifer, Globigerinoides ruber, is the most widely used proxy recorder for reconstructing past temperature and salinity in the low to mid-latitude oceans.

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....