Two new tools to reduce impacts of land-based pollution on coral reefs
Tools were published by the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, of which the USGS is a co-science lead.
USGS helps elementary school in Soquel, California, celebrate Earth Day
1st through 5th graders used microscopes to look at foraminifera, learned topography, and examined the regurgitated stomach contents of albatrosses to see how much plastic these birds ingest from the ocean.
USGS science center hosts Marine Sanctuary meeting
The Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, hosted a meeting of NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council on April 21, 2016.
USGS cited for most credible ocean research
In a recent report, the USGS took first place for science research credibility among ocean resource managers and interest group leaders.
USGS oceanographer Curt Storlazzi will brief DoD and DOI on coral reefs and climate change in the Pacific Ocean
Recent results show that climate change may reduce the ability of coral reefs to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion, and salinization of drinking-water resources.
New video on USGS investigation of coral disease in Hawaiʻi
A new video, “Exploring Causes of Coral Disease,” follows USGS researchers as they investigate potential causes of black band disease affecting corals on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
USGS scientist quoted in story on coastal erosion
Patrick Barnard was interviewed on April 5, 2016, by reporter Carina Woudenberg of the Half Moon Bay Review for a story about coastal erosion. Woudenberg’s article, “The crumbling Coastside”.
USGS seafloor maps featured in Santa Cruz Sentinel
New seafloor maps from Monterey Bay north to Pigeon Point are the subject of a front-page article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel published April 9, 2016.