Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April-May 2018

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USGS scientists visited more than 20 coastal and offshore locations studying Yucatan coastal caves, wildfire-contaminated sediments in California, hurricane damage to coral reefs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

This article is part of the April-May 2018 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

Map of North America with dots along coasts, on islands, and in oceans to show where fieldwork has been conducted.

Approximate locations of some recent USGS coastal and offshore fieldwork. Dark blue areas outline the US Exclusive Economic Zone; purple areas show US Great Lakes waters.

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Date published: May 31, 2018

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Understanding how and where mineral-rich deposits form in the ocean and what effects mining them could have on deep-ocean environment, deploying oceanographic gear offshore of a natural inlet, visiting scientist from Japan collaborating with USGS on shoreline-change research, and more in this April-May issue of Sound Waves.