Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April-May 2019

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In May 2019, USGS coastal and marine scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations, studying reservoir sediment after a wildfire disaster in California, a new remote-control surveying boat in Massachusetts, hypersaline lake sediments in the Dominican Republic, and much more.

This article is part of the April-May 2019 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter

locations of coastal and marine fieldwork for April/May 2019

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. (Public domain.)

Here’s a quick overview of some recent fieldwork by our researchers.

For a complete list of USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program fieldwork, see: https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data_search.php.

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Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April-May 2019

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Date published: May 31, 2019

News Briefs - April-May 2019

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

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Date published: May 31, 2019

Social Media Highlights - April-May 2019

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