The attributes and process of seas and oceans.
USGS science for the Nation's changing coasts; Shoreline change assessment [ More info] Shorelines are always changing, yet we use these areas heavily. This shows what we measure and how, to help adapt to changing coastal zones.
USGS studies in the New York Bight [ More info] Describes and provides links to USGS research in the location of the estuary and coast of Long Island, New York, to map the sea floor and to study sediment transport, contaminants, and sand resources and coastal vulnerability.
Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology [ More info] Western Region Coastal and Marine Geology science center conducts research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other U.S. Pacific Islands.
Whales and walrus: tillers of the seafloor [ More info] Report on sea floor marks in the Northeast Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea that were identified as pits and furrows caused by whales and walruses in the process of feeding on bottom crustaceans.
What is an Ocean Bottom Seismometer? [ More info] Description and uses of the Ocean Bottom Seismometer; a self contained data-acquisition system which free falls to the ocean floor and records seismic data generated by airguns and earthquakes.
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Geology Field Center [ More info] Site with links to projects of the field center of the Woods Hole Coastal Marine Geology Program on underwater areas between shorelines and the deep ocean, off the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and in parts of the Caribbean and Great Lakes.
usSEABED (marine sediment and rock distribution) [ More info] Data on sediment and rock distributions in the waters off the United States, shown using an internet map service with links to downloadable data files
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