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Date published: March 30, 2020

Recent Fieldwork - January-March 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, USGS scientists surveyed mangrove coral habitats in Florida, set up instruments in American Samoa to study coral reef damage, collected data from the Gulf of Mexico, San Francisco and Stanford, California, and Washington state.

Date published: March 26, 2020

SPCMSC Scientists Live-Tweeted Conference Presentations for Geological Society of America (GSA)

USGS scientists Jennifer Miselis and Daniel Ciarletta live-tweeted presentations in lieu of in-person Geological Society of America conference about barrier island evolution.

Date published: March 26, 2020

Oceanographer Lauren Toth publishes lesson plan to teach how climate influences coral growth

Research Oceanographer Lauren Toth from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center co-authored a lesson plan published in Oceanography to teach how climate and oceanography influence the long-term growth of coral reefs.

Date published: March 10, 2020

FeMn crust composition on seamounts in the west-central Pacific Ocean

First detailed, large-scale study of parameters that control ferromanganese crust composition on seamounts in the west-central Pacific Ocean

Date published: February 20, 2020

Scientists from all three Coastal and Marine Science Centers represent USGS at the Ocean Sciences 2020 Meeting in San Diego

A total of nineteen scientists from all three Coastal and Marine Science Centers represented USGS at the 2020 Ocean Sciences Meeting in San Diego, California. Many of the presentations were collaborative, cross-center projects with partners from numerous other agencies and academic institutions.

Date published: February 20, 2020

Kara Doran invited to present USGS coastal data, models, and tools to the Interagency Flood Risk Management Training Seminar

 Physical Scientist Kara Doran will present USGS coastal data, models, and tools at the Interagency Flood Risk Management Training Seminar in St. Louis, MO. She is part of a session focused on coastal flooding along with other federal partners NOAA and USACE.

Date published: February 12, 2020

East Coast USGS Coastal Change Hazards Workshop

The East Coast USGS Coastal Change Hazards Workshop was held at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in East Falmouth, MA, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

Date published: February 10, 2020

SPCMSC Scientist Gives Invited Talk at Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference

Dr. Christina Kellogg will give an invited talk titled "Deep-Sea Coral Microbiomes as a Source for Novel Natural Products" at the 2020 Marine Natural Products Gordon Research Conference.

Date published: February 10, 2020

Sediment trap in Gulf of Mexico recovered one last time, marking the culmination of a 12-year time series

Julie Richey, Caitlin Reynolds, and colleagues retrieved a sediment trap from the northern Gulf of Mexico during a 3-day cruise (February 7–9, 2020) on board the R/V Pelican. The trap was deployed in 1,200 m of water in 2008 and had been collecting sinking particles from the water column to be used in paleoclimate proxy-calibration studies. 

Date published: February 4, 2020

USGS collaborates with National Park Service to study threatened coral reefs in American Samoa

USGS scientists from the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center and the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center are cooperating with the National Park Service to better understand links between coastal groundwater and coral reef health on the island of Ofu in the National Park of American Samoa (NPSA).