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Date published: January 31, 2019

Partnerships with the Scientific Community: Enhancing Science Education and Science Literacy in Cape Cod

Woods Hole in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is well known for its vibrant scientific community. It is home to the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC), as well as the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center, the Marine...

Date published: January 31, 2019

Recent Publications - December 2018-January 2019

List of USGS publications based on coastal and marine research, published in December 2018-January 2019

Date published: January 31, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - December 2018-January 2019

Recently USGS scientists visited 10 coastal and offshore locations, studying tsunami and hurricane deposits in Hawai‘i, monitoring Cape Cod estuary health, testing technology in Tampa Bay, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: January 31, 2019

Mapping the Stamp Sands of Lake Superior

In September 2018, the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) conducted high-resolution geophysical mapping to determine the distribution and thickness of historical mine tailings on the floor of Lake Superior. 

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: January 31, 2019

News Briefs - December 2018-January 2019

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

    This article is part of the December 2018-January 2019 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.  

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    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.