Featured Story: Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Eruption
Massive Volcanic Eruption and Tsunami Informs Plan for Future Eruptions, Sea-level Rise
In Depth: Surprising tsunamis caused by Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai Eruption
Coral Reefs as National, Natural Infrastructure
USGS Research Geologist Curt Storlazzi explains how healthy coral reefs in places like the Caribbean and Pacific Islands serve as national, natural infrastructure
Sound Waves Newsletter: Coastal and Marine Research News from Across the USGS
Our latest issue is out! Dive into stories about the ocean and marshes
USGS Leads Research Expedition to Deep-sea Escanaba Trough
Watch short videos about the expedition, and read deep-dive stories about Escanaba Trough hydrothermal systems, marine geology, and critical minerals.
Take a Deep Dive into USGS Ocean Science
USGS makes a splash with a series of new web pages
Cross-center USGS team testing seafloor structure-from-motion technology
Scientists, engineers, and staff from Santa Cruz, California meet with scientists in Florida to prepare for specialized fieldwork
USGS Drifter Found on a Scotland Beach
. . . nearly 40 years after its release in the Arctic Ocean!
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
We conduct multidisciplinary scientific research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other US Pacific Islands; and in other waterways of the United States.