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Date published: May 17, 2019

Collaborative research will advance knowledge on coastal erosion hazards of marsh shorelines and the impact of living shorelines

Coastal wetland loss has been well documented and attributed to many factors, including increased shoreline erosion from human activities, sea level rise, and storms. 

Date published: May 17, 2019

New report recommends sea level rise projections for use in the Tampa Bay area

The Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel (a group of local scientists and resource managers; including Davina Passeri, Research Civil Engineer, SPCMSC) released a new report recommending a set of sea level rise projections for use throughout the Tampa Bay region. 

Date published: May 16, 2019

News coverage leads to a master’s degree collaboration with SPCMSC Research Microbiologist

S Gold, a student researching projects for a master’s degree at Western Carolina University, saw the news coverage last fall about the DEEP SEARCH research expedition to a large deep-sea coral area off the South Carolina coast and reached out to SPCMSC Research Microbiologist Christina Kellogg about doing a master’s project involving microbiology and these deep-sea corals. 

Date published: May 9, 2019

USGS Scientists set out to unlock the mysteries of prehistoric droughts in the Caribbean

Scientists spent the last two weeks collecting sediment cores from Lake Enriquillo, a hypersaline lake in the Western Dominican Republic. The sediment cores will help scientists reconstruct the frequency of Caribbean drought and determine the controls on hydroclimate during the Holocene.

Date published: May 9, 2019

USGS SPCMSC hosts Shell Ocean Discovery Xprize Judges Summit

Dr. Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) hosted the final 2-day Judges Summit at the USGS office in St. Petersburg during which the winners of the $7-million dollar Shell Ocean Discovery Xprize were chosen. Dr. Kellogg is one of the 7-member international judging panel that determined the top scoring teams.

Date published: May 3, 2019

New evidence for a roughly 600-year-old tsunami impacting the Hawaiian Islands

In a comprehensive survey of Hawaiian tsunami deposits, USGS scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center and collaborators found evidence for a widespread tsunami striking the islands between 1250 and 1450 CE.

Date published: May 2, 2019

Congressman Charlie Crist to visit the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

On May 6, 2019, Congressman Charlie Crist (13th district, FL) and Operations and Outreach Director Mr. Kendrick Lewis will visit the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC). Congressman Crist requested this visit because he is interested to learn more about the Center and to discuss needs/priorities that we may have.

Date published: May 2, 2019

Coral-reef research featured in Science Magazine news article

A news feature published last week in Science Magazine highlights research by SPCMSC scientists into the problem of reef erosion in the Florida Keys.

Date published: May 2, 2019

New paper published on Florida Keys coral reef construction and erosion

A team of four scientists from St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and collaborators from NOAA and Florida Institute of Technology published a paper in the journal Limnology and Oceanography. The research was conducted in the Florida Keys including sites in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Dry Tortugas National Park, and Biscayne National Park.

Date published: April 24, 2019

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff contribute to 4th National Climate Assessment

Ocean and coastal ecosystems in the northeast are being affected by large changes in a variety of climate-related environmental conditions. 

Date published: April 24, 2019

International Gas Hydrate Workshop held in Tromso, Norway

The 2019 Sedimentary Gas Hydrate Workshop held in Tromso, Norway brought together early-career researchers and international experts including  Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Research Geophysicist, Bill Waite, who has spent his career being...

Date published: April 24, 2019

Ocean engineer gives students a tour of USGS facilities

Schools are welcome to contact USGS about tours in Santa Cruz, California.