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Studying How the Beach Changes at Madeira Beach, Florida - AD

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The importance of our Nation’s coasts is indisputable. They provide homes for people and animals alike, and support the Nation’s economy. The USGS Coastal Change Hazards team studies how our shorelines change over time, especially following extreme events such as storms and hurricanes. In this video, created for the 2020 virtual St. Petersburg Science Festival, oceanographer Kara Doran of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center explains how we study a place that is constantly changing.

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