St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center


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Date published: June 18, 2019

Scientists commencing field experiment at Buck Island Reef National Monument in St. Croix, USVI

Ilsa Kuffner, Anesti Stathakopoulos, BJ Reynolds, and Nate Smiley will travel to St. Croix, USVI, to install a coral-growth experiment at Buck Island Reef National Monument.

Date published: June 14, 2019

Spinning a Food Web Nearly Three Thousand Feet Underwater

USGS Scientists Jennie McClain-Counts and Amanda Demopoulos explain how this cruise will shed light on the relationships between living things thousands of feet beneath the ocean’s surface.

Date published: June 12, 2019

Seeking the Seeps

We're setting sail onboard the R/V Falkor for 21 days of deepsea science. Lead scientist Amanda Demopoulos shares what she's excited about as we head out into the Pacific.

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published this week showing that the coral species that dominated Florida’s coral reef for the last 8000 years have been replaced by novel species assemblages in recent decades.

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.