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Surveying A Barrier Island Evolution Research (BIER) program study site in the Chandeleur Islands
February 1, 2013

Surveying program study site in the Chandeleur Islands

Surveying A Barrier Island Evolution Research (BIER) program study site in the Chandeleur Islands in 2013. The survey data is used to map the pre-storm conditions.
 

Drone footage taken of the Woods Hole Oceanographic facility
January 1, 2013

Drone footage of Woods Hole Oceanographic facility

Drone footage taken of the Woods Hole Oceanographic facility on the Quissett campus in Woods Hole Ma.  This is an example of a tidally restricted marsh system cutoff from tidal flows by the bike path.

Trunk River is an example of a tidally restricted impounded wetland (Cape Cod, MA).
January 1, 2013

Trunk River, Woods Hole, MA

Trunk River is an example of a tidally restricted impounded wetland (Cape Cod, MA).

. Houses, cars, and a street in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, covered in beach sand
December 31, 2012

Seaside Heights, NJ after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy struck the New Jersey shore October 29–31, 2012. Houses, cars, and a street in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, were covered in beach sand after the hurricane's storm tide receded

map of acoustic backscatter intensity of the seafloor in Buzzards Bay, MA
December 31, 2012

Acoustic Backscatter Intensity

Acoustic backscatter intensity data are an indication of the relative hardness or softness of the sea floor, which is closely related to sediment texture and cohesion. The map shows acoustic backscatter intensity of the sea floor in the Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. In general, higher values (light tones) represent rock, boulders, cobbles, gravel, shell reefs, and coarse

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Photograph of structured decision making team
December 31, 2012

Structured Decision Making Team

2012 picture of Structured Decision Making Participants

USGS hydrologist and a Shinnecock Nation member work together gathering oyster and bed sediment samples
December 31, 2012

Gathering oyster and bed sediment samples along Long Island, NY

USGS hydrologist Kaitlyn Colella and a Shinnecock Nation member work together gathering oyster and bed sediment samples along Long Island, New York, coast. Contaminants released and or mobilized as a result of Hurricane Sandy may be retained in bed sediments in aquatic environments and may be accumulating in exposed organisms, especially at low trophic levels (e.g.,

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Image showing a study area from Boston Harbor to the mouth of Cape Cod
December 31, 2012

Image showing a study area from Boston Harbor to the mouth of Cape Cod

Image showing a study area from Boston Harbor to the mouth of Cape Cod Bay including some images of geophysical and sample data available in the associated report.

Gas hydrate at the seafloor on the U.S. Atlantic margin.
December 31, 2012

Gas hydrate at the seafloor on the U.S. Atlantic margin.

Gas hydrate at the seafloor on the U.S. Atlantic margin. The icy deposit formed as gas bubbles emitted from the seafloor transformed into methane hydrate beneath the overhanging rock.

Photograph of ice sheets on the Beaufort Sea
December 31, 2012

Arctic Blast

Sea ice photographed during U.S.G.S. geophysical survey in the U.S. Beaufort Sea, 2012

SEABOSS deployment from Ocean Survey Vessel Bold
December 31, 2012

SEABOSS deployment

 Left to right: Mike Bastoni (volunteer) and Lisa Engler (Massachusetts Bays Program) deploying the USGS-desgined SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS) from Ocean Survey Vessel Bold, with Marinna Martini (USGS) running the winch