USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Recent News

Recent News - stories from the last 14 days.

For information about a story, contact Ann Tihansky (202) 208-3342.

A gray seal rests on a rock.USGS scientist quoted in Science Magazine article

Dale Griffin, environmental and public health microbiologist at the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC), was quoted in an article in Science Magazine's News section written by Jennifer Balmer on January 14. In one of the first studies to establish the land-to-sea transmission of bacteria associated with humans, scientists have detected high levels of a human bacterial strain in gray seals. Dale was queried on the possible sources of the bacteria. To view the article, visit:

posted: 2015-01-22

Stained glass created in memory of Dr. Abby SallengerSt. Petersburg Downtown Partnership and USGS co-host artwork dedication

On January 23rd, the St. Petersburg Downtown Partnership will co-host a joint ceremony with the USGS dedicating a stained-glass memorial for Dr. Abby Sallenger by glass artist Lenn Neff. The artwork is currently displayed in the southeastern foyer of the Getting building on the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) campus. The ceremony will be held in the SPCMSC courtyard from 11:00 am to 11:45 am. USGS Director, Suzette Kimball, a collaborator and friend of Abby, is expected to attend, as well as other local dignitaries. For more information, please contact Sandy Coffman at 727-502-8002 or e-mail

posted: 2015-01-15

News Archive

More news:

Sound Waves - USGS bi-monthly newsletter of coastal and marine research

USGS News Room

Newswave Newsletter - U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) newsletter

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information:
Page Last Modified: January 16, 2015 03:09 PM (JSG)