St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Year Published: 2017

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.

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Vector shorelines and associated shoreline change rates derived from Lidar and aerial imagery for Dauphin Island, Alabama: 1940-2015

In support of studies and assessments of barrier island evolution in the Gulf of Mexico, rates of shoreline change for Dauphin Island, Alabama, were calculated using two different shoreline proxy datasets with a total temporal span of 75 years.  Mean High Water line (MHW) shorelines were generated from 14 lidar datasets from 1998 to 2014, and...

Henderson, Rachel; Nelson, Paul R.; Long, Joseph W.; Smith, Christopher G.
Henderson, R.E, Nelson, P. R., Long, J.W., Smith, C., 2017, Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Rates Derived from Lidar and Aerial Imagery for Dauphin Island, Alabama: 1940-2015: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7T43RB5.

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The physical characteristics of the sediments on and surrounding Dauphin Island, Alabama

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center collected 303 surface sediment samples from Dauphin Island, Alabama, and the surrounding water bodies in August 2015. These sediments were processed to determine physical characteristics such as organic content, bulk density, and grain-size. The...

Ellis, Alisha M.; Marot, Marci E.; Smith, Christopher G.; Wheaton, Cathryn J.
Ellis, A.M., Marot, M.E., Smith, C.G., and Wheaton, C.J., 2017, The physical characteristics of the sediments on and surrounding Dauphin Island, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1046, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1046.

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Predation by Acanthurus leucopareius on black-band disease in Kauai, Hawaii

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Kellogg, Christina A.; West, Amy; Runyon, Christina M.
Kellogg, CA, West, AE, and Runyon, CM (2017). Predation by Acanthurus leucopareius on black-band disease in Kauai, Hawaii. Bulletin of Marine Science 93(3): 891-892. https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2016.1104

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Coastal Topography—Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, Post-Hurricane Hermine, 10–12 September 2016

Lidar-derived seamless (bare earth and submerged) topography Digital Elevation Model (DEM) mosaic and classified point-cloud datasets were produced from remotely sensed, geographically referenced elevation measurements collected post-Hurricane Hermine on September 10–12, 2016.

Fredericks, Alexandra M.; Plant, Nathaniel G.
Fredericks, Xan, Plant, N.G., 2017, Coastal Topography–Assateague Island, Maryland and Virginia, Post-Hurricane Hermine, 10-12 September 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7NP22NH.

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Divergence of seafloor elevation and sea level rise in coral reef ecosystems

Coral reefs serve as natural barriers that protect adjacent shorelines from coastal hazards such as storms, waves, and erosion. Projections indicate global degradation of coral reefs due to anthropogenic impacts and climate change will cause a transition to net erosion by mid-century. Here, we provide a comprehensive assessment of the combined...

Yates, Kimberly K.; Zawada, David G.; Smiley, Nathan A.; Tiling-Range, Ginger
Yates, K. K., Zawada, D. G., Smiley, N. A., and Tiling-Range, G.: Divergence of seafloor elevation and sea level rise in coral reef ecosystems, Biogeosciences, 14, 1739-1772, doi:10.5194/bg-14-1739-2017, 2017.

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EAARL Coastal Topography–Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, 2002

These datasets, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in collaboration with the National Park Service, provide lidar-derived first-surface and bare-earth topography for Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts. Elevation measurements were acquired by the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research...

Kranenburg, Christine; Hardy, Matthew; Nagle, David B.
Kranenburg, Christine J., Hardy, Matthew W., and Nagle, David B., 2017, EAARL Coastal Topography–Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, 2002: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7VX0DQ2.

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EAARL Coastal Topography—Chandeleur Islands, Post-Hurricane Katrina, 2005

These datasets, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, provide lidar-derived first-surface and bare-earth topography for the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana. Elevation measurements were acquired by the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL) during September 2005, immediately following...

Kranenburg, Christine; Long, Joseph W.; Fredericks, Alexandra M.
Kranenburg, C.J., Long, J.W., and Fredericks, Xan, 2016, EAARL Coastal Topography—Chandeleur Islands, Post-Hurricane Katrina, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Data Release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7VM49CR.

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EAARL coastal topography—northwest Florida, post-Hurricane Katrina, 2005

These datasets, prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, provide lidar-derived first-surface and bare-earth topography for a portion of northwest Florida. Elevation measurements were acquired by the Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL) in September 2005, immediately following...

Fredericks, Alexandra M.; Kranenburg, Christine; Doran, Kara
Fredericks, Xan, Kranenburg, C.J., Doran, K.S., 2017, EAARL coastal topography—northwest Florida, post-Hurricane Katrina, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7862DPV.

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Foraminiferal data for Chincoteague Bay and the marshes of Assateague Island and the adjacent vicinity, Maryland and Virginia

Foraminiferal samples were collected from Chincoteague Bay, Newport Bay, and Tom’s Cove as well as the marshes on the back-barrier side of Assateague Island and the Delmarva (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia) mainland by USGS researchers from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in March, April (14CTB01), and October (14CTB02) 2014....

Ellis, Alisha M.; Shaw, Jaimie; Osterman, Lisa; Smith, Christopher G.
Ellis, A.M., Shaw, J.E., Osterman, L.L., and Smith, C.G., 2017, Foraminiferal Data for Chincoteague Bay and the Marsh Deposits of Assateague Island and the Adjacent Vicinity, Maryland and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7Z036CV.

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Historical patterns of acidification and increasing CO2 flux associated with Florida springs

Florida has one of the highest concentrations of springs in the world, with many discharging into rivers and predominantly into eastern Gulf of Mexico coast, and they likely influence the hydrochemistry of these adjacent waters; however, temporal and spatial trends have not been well studied. We present over 20 yr of hydrochemical, seasonally...

Barrera, Kira E.; Robbins, Lisa L.
Barrera, K. E. and Robbins, L. L. (2017), Historical patterns of acidification and increasing CO2 flux associated with Florida springs. Limnol. Oceanogr.. doi:10.1002/lno.10573

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Hurricane Sandy beach response and recovery at Fire Island, New York: Shoreline, beach profile data, and breach shoreline data: October 2012 to June 2016

Fire Island, New York is the site of a long term coastal morphologic change and processes project conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). One of the objectives of the project was to understand the morphologic evolution of the barrier system on a variety of time scales (months–years–decades–centuries). In response to Hurricane Sandy (...

Henderson, Rachel E. ; Hapke, Cheryl J.; Brenner, Owen T.; Reynolds, Billy J.
Henderson, R.E., Hapke, C.J., Brenner, O.T., and Reynolds, B.J., 2017, Hurricane Sandy beach response and recovery at Fire Island, New York: Shoreline and beach profile data, October 2012 to September 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7G15Z17.