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Date published: June 26, 2019

Coral Reef Barriers Provide Flood Protection for More Than 18,000 People and $1.8 Billion Worth of Coastal Infrastructure and Economic Activity Annually

Study helps managers take effective actions to reduce the risk to, and increase the resiliency of, U.S. mainland and U.S. insular coastal communities to flooding and other hazards.

Date published: June 26, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April/May 2019

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.

Date published: June 21, 2019

Celebrate Oceans Month – USGS Science on the Seas

Our Earth is indeed a watery planet – nearly two-thirds of its surface is covered by water. And all but 3% of that water covers land submerged under the oceans. Our seas are the source of living and non-living resources that we rely on for food, recreation, protection from storms, energy and minerals, and so much more.