Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center


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Date published: January 31, 2019

Added Funding Aids Recovery from 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria caused roughly $265 billion in damage and killed more than 3,000 people in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The same year, California wildfires killed 47 people, burned over a million acres of land, and destroyed or damaged more than 10,000 buildings.

Date published: December 12, 2018

Anchialine Biogeochemistry Research Team returns to the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The Anchialine Biogeochemistry Research Team has returned to the Yucatan Peninsula Mexico to continue investigating how life persists within underwater coastal caves beneath the tropical forest.

Date published: November 19, 2018

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Aerial Imaging and Mapping Group Aids in Monitoring and Mapping the Kīlauea Volcanic Eruption

On May 3, 2018, Kīlauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, began an over three-month-long eruption. Tina Neal and the rest of her team at the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) have been spearheading all Kīlauea monitoring and data-analysis efforts, and continue to provide regular updates on the status...

Date published: November 1, 2018

USGS Images Gas Hydrates with 2,000 Kilometers of New Seismic Data on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Margin

In August 2018, the USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) completed the Mid-Atlantic Resource Imaging Experiment (MATRIX), a three-week cruise that acquired more than 2,000 kilometers of multichannel seismic data between Hudson Canyon and Cape Hatteras on the U.S. Atlantic margin.

Date published: November 1, 2018

Life in Total Darkness–Investigating Underwater Cave Ecosystems

For more than 30 years, scientists have known that remarkably complex ecosystems thrive within underwater coastal caves, habitats that naturally contain no light and very little food or oxygen. Yet, almost nothing is known about the ecology of these systems.

Date published: November 1, 2018

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - October-November 2018

Recently USGS scientists visited more than 20 coastal and offshore locations, studying deep corals off the East Coast, restored beaches and dunes in New Jersey, mine tailings in Lake Superior, and much more.

November 1, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - October-November 2018

Researcher group completes the Mid-Atlantic Resource Imaging Experiment, USGS researchers finds that turbidity currents involve large-scale movements of the seafloor in addition to moving sediment, USGS researchers study life in underwater cave ecosystems, a new study is published about coral reef decline in Florida, and more in this October-November 2018 issue of Sound Waves Newsletter.

September 30, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - September 2018

Scientists from the USGS and six research partners publish a paper summarizing a half-decade of changes to the shape and sediment of the Elwha River after dam removal, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory team spearhead Kīlauea eruption monitoring and data-analysis efforts, USGS scientists receive DOI Award for Elwha River dam-removal study, and more in this September 2018 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: September 28, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - September 2018

Elwha River is still changing 5 years after two dams were removed, interagency drone pilots assist USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in monitoring and mapping efforts of the Kīlauea eruption, DOI award goes to Elwha River Science Team for their work to understand and explain the effects of dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington, and more in this September 2018 issue of Sound Waves...