[Coral-List] News article on reef erosion

Kuffner, Ilsa ikuffner at usgs.gov
Wed Apr 24 19:53:39 UTC 2019

Greetings Coral List:

Dr. Lauren T. Toth, Research Oceanographer with the U.S. Geological Survey,
was interviewed  by Paul Voosen, a staff writer for Science Magazine, while
working in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary last month. The news
article highlights new and ongoing work on geologic processes on coral
reefs, including erosion. Reef erosion results in loss of reef elevation
and flattening of reef structure, both of which are essential for coastline
protection and fisheries habitat provision.


Ilsa B. Kuffner, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Email: ikuffner at usgs.gov
Tel: (727) 502-8048
Fax: (727) 502-8001

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