St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Analysis of seafloor change around Dauphin Island, Alabama, 1987–2015

Dauphin Island is a 26-km-long barrier island located southwest of Mobile Bay, Alabama, in the north-central Gulf of Mexico. The island contains sandy beaches, dunes, maritime forests, freshwater ponds and intertidal wetlands, providing habitat for many endangered and threatened species. Dauphin Island also provides protection for and maintains...

Flocks, James G.; DeWitt, Nancy T.; Stalk, Chelsea A.
Flocks, J.G., DeWitt, N.T., and Stalk, C.A., 2018, Analysis of seafloor change around Dauphin Island, Alabama, 1987–2015 (ver. 1.1, February 2018): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1112, 19 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171112.

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Morphologic evolution of the wilderness area breach at Fire Island, New York—2012–15

IntroductionHurricane Sandy, which made landfall on October 29, 2012, near Atlantic City, New Jersey, had a significant impact on the coastal system along the south shore of Long Island, New York. A record significant wave height of 9.6 meters (m) was measured at wave buoy 44025, approximately 48 kilometers offshore of Fire Island, New York. Surge...

Hapke, Cheryl J.; Nelson, Timothy R.; Henderson, Rachel E. ; Brenner, Owen T.; Miselis, Jennifer L.
Hapke, C.J., Nelson, T.R., Henderson, R.E., Brenner, O.T., and Miselis, J.L., 2017, Morphologic evolution of the wilderness area breach at Fire Island, New York—2012–15: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2017–1116, 17 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20171116.

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Optical and biochemical properties of a southwest Florida whiting event

“Whiting” in oceanography is a term used to describe a sharply defined patch of water that contains high levels of suspended, fine-grained calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Whitings have been reported in many oceanic and lake environments, and recently have been reported in southwest Florida coastal waters. Here, field and laboratory...

Long, Jacqueline; Hu, Chaunmin; Robbins, Lisa L.; Byrne, Robert H.; Paul, John H.; Wolny, Jennifer L.
Jacqueline S. Long, Chuanmin Hu, Lisa L. Robbins, Robert H. Byrne, John H. Paul, Jennifer L. Wolny, Optical and biochemical properties of a southwest Florida whiting event, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Volume 196, 2017, Pages 258-268, ISSN 0272-7714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2017.07.017. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272771416305388)

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Plasticity in skeletal characteristics of nursery-raised staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis

Staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, is a threatened species and the primary focus of western Atlantic reef restoration efforts to date. We compared linear extension, calcification rate, and skeletal density of nursery-raised A. cervicornis branches reared for 6 months either on blocks attached to substratum or hanging from...

Kuffner, Ilsa B.; Bartels, Erich; Stathakopoulos, Anastasios; Enochs, Ian C.; Kolodziej, Graham; Toth, Lauren T.; Manzello, Derek P.
Kuffner, I. B., E. Bartels, A. Stathakopoulos, I. C. Enochs, G. Kolodziej, L. T. Toth, and D. P. Manzello. 2017. Plasticity in skeletal characteristics of nursery-raised staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis. Coral Reefs 36:679-684.

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Archive of bathymetry data collected in South Florida from 1995 to 2015

DescriptionLand development and alterations of the ecosystem in south Florida over the past 100 years have decreased freshwater and increased nutrient flows into many of Florida's estuaries, bays, and coastal regions. As a result, there has been a decrease in the water quality in many of these critical habitats, often prompting seagrass die-offs...

Hansen, Mark Erik; DeWitt, Nancy T.; Reynolds, Billy J.
Hansen, M.E., DeWitt, N.T., and Reynolds, B.J., 2017, Archive of bathymetry data collected in South Florida from 1995 to 2015: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1031, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1031.

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Archive of digitized analog boomer seismic reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruise Acadiana 87-2 in the northern Gulf of Mexico, June 1987

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal and Marine Geology Program has actively collected geophysical and sedimentological data in the northern Gulf of Mexico for several decades, including shallow subsurface data in the form of high-resolution seismic reflection profiles (HRSP). Prior to the mid-1990s most HRSP data were collected in analog...

Bosse, Stephen T.; Flocks, James G.; Forde, Arnell S.
Bosse, S.T., Flocks, J.G., Forde, A.S., 2017, Archive of digitized analog boomer seismic reflection data collected during U.S. Geological Survey cruise Acadiana 87-2 in the northern Gulf of Mexico, June 1987: U.S Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7F47MC2.

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Systems approaches for coastal hazard assessment and resilience

The framework presented herein supports a changing paradigm in the approaches used by coastal researchers, engineers, and social scientists to model the impacts of climate change and sea level rise (SLR) in particular along low-gradient coastal landscapes. Use of a System of Systems (SoS) approach to the coastal dynamics of SLR is encouraged to...

Hagen, Scott C.; Passeri, Davina; Bilskie, Matthew V.; DeLorme, Denise E.; Yoskowitz, David

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Coastal geophysical data collected in 2016 nearshore Cape Canaveral, Florida

Geophysical data including multibeam bathymetry and backscatter, side scan sonar, and chirp subbottom were collected by Coastal Carolina University (CCU) Center for Marine and Wetland Studies (CMWS), Conway, South Carolina, in June 2016 in collaboration with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC...

Buster, Noreen A.; Miselis, Jennifer L.; Okano, Shinobu; Gayes, Paul T.; Hill, Jenna C.
Buster, N.A., Miselis, J.L., Okano, S., Gayes, P.T., Hill, J.C., 2017, Coastal geophysical data collected in 2016 nearshore Cape Canaveral, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7833Q8J.

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Examples of storm impacts on barrier islands

This chapter focuses on the morphologic variability of barrier islands and on the differences in storm response. It describes different types of barrier island response to individual storms, as well as the integrated response of barrier islands to many storms. The chapter considers case study on the Chandeleur Island chain, where a decadal time...

Plant, Nathaniel G.; Doran, Kara S.; Stockdon, Hilary F.

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Archive of sediment physical properties and grain-size data for sediment samples collected offshore of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia:

This data release serves as an archive of sediment physical properties and grain-size data for surficial samples collected offshore of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, for comparison with surficial estuarine and subaerial sedimentological samples collected and assessed following Hurricane Sandy (Ellis and others, 2015; Smith and others,...

Ellis, Alisha M.; Wheaton, Cathryn J.; Smith, Christopher G.
Ellis, A.M., Wheaton, C.J., Smith, C.G., 2017, Archive of sediment physical properties and grain-size data for sediment samples collected offshore of Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7HX19WB.

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Hydrological data concerning submarine groundwater discharge along the western margin of Indian River Lagoon, east-central Florida - December 2016 and January 2017

Indian River Lagoon, one of the most biologically diverse estuarine systems in the continental United States, is a shallow brackish lagoon stretching along approximately 200 kilometers (km) of the Atlantic coast of central Florida. Lagoon width varies from ~0.5 – 9.0 km, with substantial human infrastructure lining both shores. Scientists from the...

McCloskey, Terrence A.; Smith, Christopher G.; Zaremba, Nicholas; McBride, Elsie; Everhart, Cheyenne
McCloskey, T.A., Smith, C.G., Zaremba, N.J., McBride, E., and Everhart, C., 2017, Hydrological data concerning submarine groundwater discharge along the western margin of Indian River Lagoon, east-central Florida - December 2016 and January 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7PZ5725.

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Seasonal sedimentary data collected from Old Tampa Bay, Florida, 2015–2016

The toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense (P. bahamense) produces recurring, persistent summer algal blooms in Old Tampa Bay, Florida, which degrade water quality and are potentially harmful to humans if contaminated shellfish is consumed. As part of its life cycle, P. bahamense produces dormant cysts, which settle to the...

Marot, Marci E.; Wheaton, Cathryn J.; Smith, Christopher G.
Marot, M.E., Wheaton, C.J., and Smith, C.G., 2017, Seasonal sedimentary data collected from Old Tampa Bay, Florida, 2015–2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7K64G99.