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Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

    This article is part of the December 2018-January 2019 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.  

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    Date published: December 7, 2018

    USGS scientist selected as next editor-in-chief of AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface

    USGS research geologist Amy East, of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, will be the next editor-in-chief of the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, beginning January 1, 2019.

    Date published: December 6, 2018

    Volcano Watch — Ninety days with no lava: a milestone for Kīlauea’s 2018 eruption

    One of the most frequently asked questions of USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists over the last several months has been, “Is the eruption over?”

    Date published: November 30, 2018

    2018 Anchorage Earthquake

    A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck north of Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30, 2018, at 8:29 a.m. local time (17:29:28 UTC).  For the most up-to-date information, please visit the USGS event page, and for estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website.

    Date published: November 29, 2018

    Surveying deep-water habitats off US West Coast

    Researchers from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) participated in a research cruise to survey deep-water coral, sponge, and fish habitats off U.S. West Coast.

    Date published: November 29, 2018

    Studying flood hazards in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    USGS scientists from Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, along with with NOAA, the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and Arrecifes Pro Ciudad, are using video imagery and wave measurements to study flood hazards in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Date published: November 16, 2018

    Wintering bird habitat and species monitoring fieldwork at Dauphin Island, Alabama

    The ability to connect elevation and habitat characteristics used by wintering shorebirds has been identified as beneficial to conservation and restoration planning by management entities such as the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.