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Study Finds Seasonal Differences in Marshland Erosion in South San Francisco Bay

Study Finds Seasonal Differences in Marshland Erosion in South San Francisco Bay

Erosion of marsh boundaries by waves is a major cause of marsh loss, but little research has captured the effect of seasonal differences on marsh-edge...

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Benthic Invertebrate Response to Estuarine Marsh Restoration at the Nisqually River Delta

Benthic Invertebrate Response to Estuarine Marsh Restoration at the Nisqually River Delta

New research from the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service evaluates the response of benthic invertebrates to the largest...

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New Tool Revolutionizes Coastal Shoreline Mapping with Decades of Satellite Data

New Tool Revolutionizes Coastal Shoreline Mapping with Decades of Satellite Data

Coastal scientists and resource managers have long sought a reliable and efficient way to monitor and manage the world’s shorelines. Thanks to...

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Deep-Sea Mining and Potential Impacts on Marine Ecosystems: New Study Highlights Geochemical Implications

Deep-Sea Mining and Potential Impacts on Marine Ecosystems: New Study Highlights Geochemical Implications

Marine polymetallic nodules, also known as manganese (Mn) nodules, have attracted the interest of mining companies for decades due to their enrichment...

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News Briefs: June 2024

News Briefs: June 2024

News Briefs - featuring coastal and ocean science from across the USGS.

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Photo Roundup: June 2024

Photo Roundup: June 2024

A selection of coastal and ocean videos and photographs from across the USGS.

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Seafloor Imaging Reveals Nearly 1,500 Submarine Landslides Off Southern California Coast

Seafloor Imaging Reveals Nearly 1,500 Submarine Landslides Off Southern California Coast

In new research, scientists from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have identified nearly 1,500 submarine landslide features off the coast of...

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Revisiting the 1957 Aleutian Earthquake: New Insights into Tsunami Hazards for Hawaiʻi

Revisiting the 1957 Aleutian Earthquake: New Insights into Tsunami Hazards for Hawaiʻi

Despite being separated by more than 1,500 kilometers (2,430 miles) of open ocean in the North Pacific, Hawai’i and Alaska’s Aleutian Islands share...

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Open Job Announcement: PCMSC Center Director

Open Job Announcement: PCMSC Center Director

Center Director for the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center: Apply from June 11 - July 8.

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Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program Scientists Presented with Distinguished Service Awards

Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program Scientists Presented with Distinguished Service Awards

On May 8, USGS Supervisory Research Geophysicist Carolyn Ruppel (Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center) and USGS Supervisory Research Geologist...

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Traversing the Sea for Science: How USGS Uses the Federal Fleet to Study Natural Hazards, Resources, and More

Traversing the Sea for Science: How USGS Uses the Federal Fleet to Study Natural Hazards, Resources, and More

The U.S. Federal Oceanographic Fleet supports Federal and academic marine activities that address a wide range of national needs. The Fleet is...

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