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Image of oceanographic equipment covering the deck of the R/V Connecticut
February 5, 2014

Oceanographic equipment covering the deck of the R/V Connecticut

  Every inch of the deck of the R/V Connecticut is covered by instrumented platforms awaiting deployment on the seafloor south of Fire Island NY in winter 2014. 

 

Photograph of a Snowy Owl in flight
January 22, 2014

Snowy Owl

Snowy owl visitor to CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent in the Arctic Ocean

John Pohlman samples seep gas through ice in Lake Qalluuraq
December 31, 2013

Sampling seep gas through the ice in Lake Qalluuraq, Barrow Alaska

USGS research chemist John Pohlman samples seep gas through ice in Lake Qalluuraq, located in continuous permafrost approximately 97 kilometers (60 miles) south of Barrow, Alaska.

sonar on a bottom platform while steaming to the deployment site in the Columbia River
December 31, 2013

sonar on a bottom platform

A sonar on a bottom platform while steaming to the deployment site in the Columbia River in 2013.  The 3 platforms acquired data on currents and sediment transport at the river mouth over several months.

USGS technicians prepare a sediment trap to sample the sea floor off Cape Hatteras.
December 31, 2013

USGS technicians prepare a sediment trap

USGS technicians prepare a sediment trap to sample the sea floor off Cape Hatteras.

Sandy Brosnahan transporting a weather buoy into the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s operational facility
December 18, 2013

Weather buoy transport!

Sandy Brosnahan transporting a weather buoy into the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s operational facility to continue the process of getting it ready to deploy.  This buoy was one of 6, deployed by John Warner and others, to measure wind speed, direction, pressure, and temperature off the coast of Fire Island, NY.  Paired with each weather buoy was a

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Image of a hawk on a post in a salt marsh
June 26, 2013

Salt Marsh Research

USGS research supports wetland conservation as critical habitat, Cape Cod, MA

 

Investigators prepare to place a Shallow Water Irradience Platform (SWIP) at a site in Barnegat Bay, NJ.
June 26, 2013

Shallow Water Irradience Platform placement in Barnegat Bay, NJ

Investigators prepare to place a Shallow Water Irradience Platform (SWIP) at a site in Barnegat Bay, NJ.

USGS and Summer Interns from the Partnership Education Program (PEP) program sampling over a tidal cycle.
June 25, 2013

USGS and Summer Interns from the Partnership Education Program (PEP) p

USGS and Summer Interns from the Partnership Education Program (PEP) program sampling over a tidal cycle.

Image of USGS scientist deploying a measure flow in a channel of the marsh in Rachel Carlson National Wildlife Refuge
May 22, 2013

Deploying a measure flow, Rachel Carlson National Wildlife Refuge

A sensor is deployed to measure flow in a channel of the marsh in Rachel Carlson National Wildlife Refuge in 2013.