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USGS staff diving in Chincoteague Bay, MD
December 31, 2015

Measuring seagrass!

Measuring seagrass biomass in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland to constrain numerical models.

Woods Hole drone pilots at UAS training
December 31, 2015

UAS Pilot Training

USGS pilot Sandy Brosnahan and Senate Pro Tempore Marc Pacheco discuss the use of Umanned Aerial Systems (UASs, also known as drones) to collect data in coastal environments. Photo credit: Dann Blackwood, USGS.

flood tidal shoal
December 31, 2015

Flood tidal shoal

Flood tidal shoal at Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey (courtesy USGS EROS NAIP orthophotography)

Photograph of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
December 31, 2015

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

   Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center side entrance to the Tilley Conference Room

 Scanning electron microscope image of gas hydrate crystals in a sediment sample.
December 31, 2015

Gas Hydrate Crystals

 Scanning electron microscope image of gas hydrate crystals in a sediment sample. The scale is 50 micrometers (µm) or approximately 0.002 inches

USGS staff and ship's crew prepare to deploy a deep-water multibeam sonar.
December 31, 2015

Deploying multibeam sonar

USGS staff and the ship's crew of the R/V Sharp prepare to deploy a deep-water multibeam echosounder during a mapping program in the mid-Atlantic in 2015.

Relative seagrass biomass in West Falmouth Harbor, MA
December 31, 2015

Relative seagrass biomass in West Falmouth Harbor, MA

Relative seagrass biomass in West Falmouth Harbor, MA, under current and potential future nitrogen loading scenarios. Seagrass biomass increases in western (seaward) portions of the harbor while eastern (landward) areas see new colonization by seagrass.

Map showing the change in modern sediment thickness in meters between 1996-1997 and 2011 offshore of Fire Island
December 31, 2015

Map showing the change in modern sediment thickness Fire Island, NY

Map showing the change in modern sediment thickness in meters between 1996-1997 and 2011 offshore of Fire Island. Green areas indicate 

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Map of daily-averaged ocean surface current data
December 31, 2015

Map of daily-averaged ocean surface current data

Map of daily-averaged ocean surface current data integrated from multiple IOOS Partner forecast models

USGS scientists stand on the edge of a ship, preparing equipment to go into the ocean
December 31, 2015

Sediment Sampling for Gas Hydrate

USGS scientists collect sediment samples in a gas hydrates area during a cruise on the U.S. Atlantic margin in 2015.