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Date published: December 31, 2017

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Reaches Out to the Community

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) team reaches a broad spectrum of groups and individuals through a variety of outreach opportunities. WHCMSC staff participate in local, regional, national, international, educational, cultural, and scientific events.

December 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - November-December 2017

Detailed new USGS study of a Hurricane Sandy-created breach at Fire Island, three new oceanographic time-series datasets released, San Clemente Dam removal field trip to the Carmel River for graduate students, WHCMSC participates in a variety of outreach opportunities, USGS scientists participate in annual SACNAS conference, and more in this November-December 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: December 31, 2017

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - November-December 2017

Last month USGS scientists visited more than 13 coastal and offshore locations—plus one very much onshore location—studying hurricane damage, an underwater earthquake fault, a major western reservoir, and much more.

Date published: December 12, 2017

SEABOSS Survey in Long Island Sound

Geological Sampling (videos, photos and sediment samples) in Long Island Sound on the newly stretched R/V Connecticut with scientist from USGS, UConn and Univ of New Haven

Date published: December 12, 2017

Geophyiscal survey of Lake Powell, UT-AZ

Develop a new bathymetry map of Lake Powell, UT-AZ, and characterize shallow sediment deposition near the mouths of the San Juan and Colorado Rivers. Bathymetric data, acoustic backscatter imagery, and limited CHIRP sub-bottom data were collected by the USGS Utah Water Science Center (UTWSC) and Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) within Lake Powell, October - November, 2017...

Date published: November 28, 2017

Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Reveals a Cryptic Methane-Fueled Ecosystem in Flooded Caves

In the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where Mayan lore described a fantastical underworld, scientists have found a cryptic world in its own right.

Date published: November 1, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - August-October 2017

Video cameras help forecast coastal change, USGS Monitors Huge Landslides on California's Big Sur Coast, Coastal change caused by Hurricane Irma, and more in this August-October 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

November 1, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - August-October 2017

Video cameras help forecast coastal change, USGS Monitors Huge Landslides on California's Big Sur Coast, Coastal change caused by Hurricane Irma, and more in this August-October 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: November 1, 2017

Recent Fieldwork - August-October 2017

USGS scientists visited more than 40 coastal and offshore locations in recent months, studying hurricane damage, coastal landslides, methane seeps, and much more.

Date published: November 1, 2017

Recent Publications - August-October 2017

List of USGS publications on coastal and marine research, published between August and October of 2017

Date published: October 20, 2017

Exploring Gas Hydrates as a Future Energy Source

In the past decade, the development of the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, and other shales has dominated the national consciousness regarding natural gas. But in Alaska, another form of natural gas has been the focus of research for decades—methane hydrate.