News Briefs - June 2018

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Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

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

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      Date published: June 29, 2018

      USGS Researcher interviewed on Public Radio's Science Friday

      Research marine biologist Ilsa B. Kuffner was interviewed live by Ira Flatow on Public Radio’s Science Friday.

      Date published: June 21, 2018

      Kīlauea Volcano Erupts

      Today's update for June 21st, 2018 will be the last of the daily updates on this USGS feature story.  We encourage you to keep checking the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) Kīlauea status website for daily activity updates. You can also visit the USGS Facebook page and the USGS Twitter feed as updates become available. For press inquiries, please email

      Date published: June 8, 2018

      Amy East elected GSA Fellow for insights into landscape response to changes in sediment supply

      The Geological Society of America (GSA) elected USGS research geologist Amy East to be a GSA Fellow, “an honor bestowed on the best of our profession,” at the spring GSA Council meeting.

      Date published: June 7, 2018

      Average-sized Dead Zone Forecasted for the Gulf of Mexico

      NOAA's annual prediction based on USGS data

      Date published: May 25, 2018

      USGS Fish Passage Research Helps Fish Get to Spawning Grounds

      The Blackstone River in Rhode Island is where one of the Nation’s first fish passages was built back in 1714 to help fish navigate past manmade obstructions so they could complete their instinctual migration cycles.