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Eelgrass research in Puget Sound

In an effort to understand the function of nearshore habitats and develop approaches to restore them to be resilient into the future, USGS and...

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Photo Roundup - November-December 2021

A selection of coastal, lake, and ocean images from across the USGS.

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Seeking Coastal and Marine Postdoctoral Research Candidates

The U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program is seeking candidates for several Mendenhall Postdoctoral Research...

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Searching for Evidence of Past Tsunamis in Sediment Cores

Exact timing and size of future earthquake-generated tsunamis cannot be reliably predicted, but scientists can use evidence of past tsunamis to...

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The Weight of Cities

Those living on or near the coast face natural hazards that will only worsen with climate change: earthquakes and related tsunamis, powerful climate...

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The Role of Sediment in Coastal Resiliency

The delivery and deposition of sediment along coastlines is essential to building barriers such as sandbars, dunes and marshes that protect coastal...

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Photo Roundup - September-October 2021

A selection of coastal and ocean images and videos from across the USGS.

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News Briefs - September-October 2021

News Briefs - featuring coastal and ocean science from across the USGS.

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How Wildfires Threaten Water Supplies By Unleashing Sediment

In the year after the Carr Fire in northern California, USGS researchers found that greater-than-average precipitation moved large sediment loads...

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Eyes in the Sky: How Satellite Imagery Transforms Shoreline Monitoring From “Data-Poor” to “Data-Rich”

Monitoring coastal changes is important for the millions of people that live along coasts in the U.S., particularly as climate change hastens coastal...

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