St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Publications

Filter Total Items: 748
Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2009

Aeromicrobiology/air quality

The most prevalent microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, and fungi, are introduced into the atmosphere from many anthropogenic sources such as agricultural, industrial and urban activities, termed microbial air pollution (MAP), and natural sources. These include soil, vegetation, and ocean surfaces that have been disturbed by atmospheric turbulence....

Andersen, Gary L.; Frisch, A.S.; Kellogg, Christina A.; Levetin, E.; Lighthart, Bruce; Paterno, D.
Aeromicrobiology/air quality; 2009; Book chapter; Book; Encyclopedia of Microbiology; Andersen, Gary L.; Frisch, A.S.; Kellogg, Christina A.; Levetin, E.; Lighthart, Bruce; Paterno, D.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2009

Extensive coral mortality in the US Virgin Islands in 2005/2006: A review of the evidence for synergy among thermal stress, coral bleaching and disease

In the summer/fall of 2005, extensive coral bleaching on reefs in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) was associated with sea water temperatures exceeding 30°C. Almost all coral species bleached, including Acropora palmata, which bleached for the first time on record in the USVI. As water temperatures cooled, corals began to regain their normal...

Rogers, C.S.; Muller, E.; Spitzack, T.; Miller, J.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

A new towed platform for the unobtrusive surveying of benthic habitats and organisms

Maps of coral ecosystems are needed to support many conservation and management objectives, as well as research activities. Examples include ground-truthing aerial and satellite imagery, characterizing essential habitat, assessing changes, and monitoring the progress of restoration efforts. To address some of these needs, the U.S. Geological...

Zawada, David G.; Thompson, P.R.; Butcher, J.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Bacteriophage in polar inland waters

Bacteriophages are found wherever microbial life is present and play a significant role in aquatic ecosystems. They mediate microbial abundance, production, respiration, diversity, genetic transfer, nutrient cycling and particle size distribution. Most studies of bacteriophage ecology have been undertaken at temperate latitudes. Data on...

Säwström, Christin; Lisle, John; Anesio, A.M.; Priscu, John C.; Laybourn-Parry, J.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Controls on late Quaternary coral reefs of the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys is an arcuate, densely populated, westward-trending island chain at the south end of a karstic peninsular Florida Platform (Enos and Perkins 1977; Shinn et al. 1996; Kindinger el al. 1999, 2000). The "keys: mark the southernmost segment of the Atlantic continental margin of the United States. The islands are bordered by Florida...

Lidz, Barbara H.; Shinn, Eugene A.; Hudson, J. Harold; Gray, Multer H.; Halley, Robert B.; Robbin, Daniel M.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Coral reefs, present and past, on the west Florida shelf and platform margin: Chapter 4

This paper summarizes the geomorphic variability of these different reef types, their geologic setting, and the present coral-reef biological community. The paper is organized along a virtual depth transect by presenting different reef settings and types starting from the shallower mid-shelf or mid-ramp setting, moving to the shelf edge, and then...

Hine, Albert C.; Halley, Robert B.; Locker, Stanley D.; Jarrett, B.D.; Jaap, Walter C.; Mallinson, David J.; Ciembronowicz, Katherine T.; Ogden, Nancy B.; Donahue, Brian; Naar, David

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Corals as bioindicators of climate change

Potential effects of climate change and ocean acidification have energized much discussion among coral scientists, especially biologists. Will corals go extinct, lose their skeletons, or migrate pole-ward to cooler waters? No one knows, but some simple experiments, recent observations, and recent studies may shed some light on these questions....

Shinn, Eugene A.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Could mangroves be Tampa Bay's next cash crop?

Obviously, no one is recommending cutting down mangroves to sell, but environmental managers are working toward putting a price tag on the benefits they provide to help ensure that they are protected. Though the process is just beginning here, estimates from studies in other locations indicate that the 15,000 acres of mangrove forests surrounding...

Cimitile, Matthew

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Estimation of water surface elevations for the Everglades, Florida

The Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) is an integrated network of real-time water-level monitoring gages and modeling methods that provides scientists and managers with current (2000–present) online water surface and water depth information for the freshwater domain of the Greater Everglades. This integrated system presents data on a 400-...

Palaseanu, Monica; Pearlstine, Leonard

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Holocene climate and climate variability of the northern Gulf of Mexico and adjacent northern Gulf Coast: A review

Marine records from the northern Gulf of Mexico indicate that significant multidecadal- and century-scale variability was common during the Holocene. Mean annual sea-surface temperature (SST) during the last 1,400 years may have varied by 3°C, and excursions to cold SST coincide with reductions in solar output. Broad trends in Holocene terrestrial...

Poore, Richard Z.

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Observations and a model of undertow over the inner continental shelf

Onshore volume transport (Stokes drift) due to surface gravity waves propagating toward the beach can result in a compensating Eulerian offshore flow in the surf zone referred to as undertow. Observed offshore flows indicate that wave-driven undertow extends well offshore of the surf zone, over the inner shelves of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts...

Lentz, Steven J.; Fewings, Melanie; Howd, Peter; Fredericks, Janet; Hathaway, Kent

Publication Thumbnail
Year Published: 2008

Range expansion of the Mayan cichlid, cichlasoma urophthalmus (pisces, cichlidae), above 28°N in Florida

Introduced exotic species are a well-recognized problem in Florida's subtropical ecosystems. The presence of the exotic Mayan cichlid (Cichlasoma urophthalmus) was first confirmed in Florida in 1983, when numerous individuals were found in the northeastern Florida Bay. Since then, this species has continued to expand its range northward. The...

Paperno, R.; Ruiz-Carus, R.; Krebs, J.M.; McIvor, C.C.