News Briefs - January 2018

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Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

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

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    Date published: March 20, 2018

    Western Fisheries Science News, January 2018 | Issue 6.1

    Researching Pacific Herring in Alaska’s Prince William Sound

    Date published: January 30, 2018

    January 23, 2018 M7.9 Gulf of Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami

    One week ago, on January 23rd at 12:31 a.m. local time, Alaskans were rocked by a magnitude 7.9 earthquake, with an epicenter in the Gulf of Alaska, about 350 miles southwest of Anchorage, and about 175 miles southeast of Kodiak Island.

    Date published: January 29, 2018

    Elementary school students visit USGS office in Santa Cruz

    On January 17, 4th and 5th graders from De Laveaga Elementary School visited the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California.

    Date published: January 25, 2018

    CMGP Lidar Coordinator participating in National Elevation Assessments and Coordination session at 2018 ASPRS Annual Conference

    Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Geology Program, will moderate and participate in the National Elevation Assessments and Coordination session at the 2018 American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference.

    Date published: January 25, 2018

    USGS researcher assists with Fire Island National Seashore climate change vulnerability assessment

    Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis will travel to National Park Service (NPS) Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) office in Patchogue, New York, to assist the NPS Northeast Region and the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island with a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for FIIS.

    Date published: January 24, 2018

    TV interview with NBC Philadelphia about flooding threats to U.S. East Coast

    USGS geologist Patrick Barnard gave a live interview to Philadelphia's NBC10 meteorologist Tammie Souza on January 23 during a national weather conference in Lake Tahoe, California.

    Date published: January 18, 2018

    USGS researchers publish paper on Florida estuary acidification using 20+ years of data from shellfish industry

    A new article compairs pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, and salinity data from 10 Florida shellfish estuaries and shellfish bed stations.

    Date published: January 17, 2018

    USGS scientist explains how king tides provide a glimpse of future sea levels

    USGS geologist Patrick Barnard spoke to the public at a “Coffee and King Tides” gathering held in Half Moon Bay, California, on December 4.

    Date published: January 16, 2018

    Enthusiastic response to open house at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz

    USGS scientists at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, spoke with an estimated 300 visitors during a December 9 open house.

    Date published: January 11, 2018

    Future impacts of sea-level rise on Cape Cod with Erika Lentz and WBZ Meteorologist, Danielle Niles

    Interview on future impacts of sea-level rise on Cape Cod with meteorologist Danielle Niles on Trunk River Beach, Falmouth, MA

    Date published: December 11, 2017

    First observation of gold particles in hot hydrothermal fluids

    For the first time, scientists have found gold particles in boiling fluids from a hydrothermal vent.