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St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Research Programs have a primary focus of investigating processes related to coastal and marine environments and societal implications related to natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change.

July 2018 Issue of Sound WavesAs Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is ReadyEvolution of a BreachHurricane IrmaUSGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film DebutHurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional Study

July 2018 Issue of Sound Waves

Read stories about the Dead Sea Fault, Excellence in Leadership Awards, and a new Fulbright scholar joining the USGS.

As Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is Ready

USGS Hurricane Response Met Challenges in 2017, Prepares for 2018

Evolution of a Breach

USGS tracks evolution of a Fire Island hurricane-made breach

Hurricane Irma

Pre- and post-storm photos show coastal change caused by Hurricane Irma

USGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film Debut

New educational video features USGS contributing research that helps address the impacts of ocean acidification

Hurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional Study

New data for understanding coastal processes and vulnerability

Sea Floor Erodes, Reefs Can't Keep Up

Coastal communities lose protection as degrading coral reefs are outpaced by sea level rise

Sediment Data from Breton Island, LA

Sediment data collected in 2014 and 2015 from Breton and Gosier Islands, Breton National Wildlife Refuge, LA

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated May 2017

Elevation data along beach profiles have been measured quarterly since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012.

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