News Briefs - May 2017

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Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS 

This article is part of the May 2017 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

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    Date published: May 18, 2017

    In Next Decades, Frequency of Coastal Flooding Will Double Globally

    The frequency and severity of coastal flooding throughout the world will increase rapidly and eventually double in frequency over the coming decades even with only moderate amounts of sea level rise, according to a new study released today in “Scientific Reports.”

    Date published: May 8, 2017

    Ocean Absorption of Carbon Dioxide More than Makes Up for Methane Emissions from Seafloor Methane Seeps

    U.S., Norwegian, and German scientists report back on the surprising results of an Arctic Ocean research expedition. 

    Date published: May 2, 2017

    Wildlife Recovery Following the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill was Highly Variable Across Species

    Thanks to a quarter-century of research and monitoring, scientists now know how different wildlife species were injured by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and how long it took for populations to recover.

    Date published: April 26, 2017

    Asian Carp Would Have Adequate Food to Survive in Lake Michigan

    If invasive bighead carp and silver carp spread into Lake Michigan, there would be enough food available for these particular species of Asian carp to survive, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey.

    Date published: April 24, 2017

    Mapping the World’s Ocean Ecosystems

    The world’s oceans are vital to life on Earth. They provide food, moderate the climate, water the land, and drive the local and global economy. But the living conditions and resources in the enormous water masses of the open ocean have been mostly unknown and unmapped. 

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    May 25, 2017

    PubTalk 5/2017 — Underwater secrets of the Hayward fault zone

    Title: Underwater Secrets of the Hayward Fault Zone: Integrated 3D imaging to understand earthquake hazards 

    • Underwater imaging provides a unique opportunity to study urban fault hazards.
    • How do we link surface structures to depths where earthquakes occur?
    • How does "acoustic trenching" help us understand earthquake history?