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Fact Sheet 2011–3071

USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center—Research Activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Matthew Cimitile

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Introduction

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in Florida investigates earth-science processes related to coastal and marine environments as well as to societal implications of natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change. The Center is conducting ongoing research in and around the U.S. Virgin Islands that is providing baseline information for resource management and for assessing the health of and environmental changes to vital ecosystems such as coral reefs. In particular, projects are improving the understanding of coral health, advancing the ability to forecast future changes in coral reef ecosystems, and acquiring topographic data for use in inventorying, monitoring, and conserving coastal and marine environments.

Posted June 2011

For additional information contact:
Jack Kindinger
Director, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
St. Petersburg Science Center
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: 727–803–8747 x3002
Fax: (727)–803–2031

Or

Matthew Cimitile
U.S. Geological Survey
St. Petersburg Science Center
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: 727–803–8747 x3066
Fax: (727)–803–2032

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Suggested citation:

Cimitile, Matthew, 2011, USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center—Research activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3071, 4 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3071/.




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