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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.

Date published: October 16, 2017

When Ice Yields Fire

When can ice yield fire? That’s the burning question at the heart of one of USGS’s longest-running research programs to date: the exploration of gas hydrates.

July 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2017

New coastal flooding study released in Scientific Reports, members and staff of the Massachusetts State Senate visited the USGS WHCMSC, Richard Signell and Cassandra Ladino honored with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award, new data obtained from the inner continental shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula, and more in this June-July 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Comprehensive Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula

The USGS has collected new geophysical data, seafloor grab samples, and video footage from the inner continental shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula as well as acquired and optimized NOAA and BOEM data.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Cassandra Ladino Receives the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award

The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) honored Cassandra Ladino with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award.