USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Recent News - stories from the last 14 days.
On November 18–20, 2015, scientists from St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) Caitlin Reynolds (Geologist) and Julie Richey (Research Geologist) are deploying a new sediment trap in the northern Gulf of Mexico for an ongoing paleoclimate proxy calibration study. The trap has been collecting samples and data since January 2008 and this will be the 17th deployment. In addition to deploying the sediment trap and collecting water samples, the group will be participating in an outreach activity with a Florida and South Carolina elementary school class. Collaborators from University of Texas at Austin and University of South Carolina will be on board the R/V Point Sur with USGS scientists. Project highlights and past publications can be found at http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/gom/research/calibration.html.
An integrated "reefscape characterization" effort on Crocker Reef, Florida Keys: Crocker Reef, located on the outer reef tract of the Florida Keys, was the site of an integrated "reefscape characterization" effort focused on calcification and related biogeochemical processes as part of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coral Reef Ecosystem STudies (CREST) project. The reefscape characterization included two intensive seasonal sampling trips to capture summer (July 8–17, 2014) and winter (January 29–February 5, 2015) conditions. This report, "Seasonal microbial and environmental parameters at Crocker Reef, Florida Keys, 2014–2015," presents water column microbial and environmental data collected for use as metadata in future publications examining reef metabolic processes via metagenomes derived from water samples and fine-scale temporal and spatial carbonate chemistry measurements.
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