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The Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program shares a wide range of resources to help explain and illustrate scientific concepts, our scientific activities, expertise, technology, tools, and other educational resources. Through newsletters, multimedia resources, special events, and other products, you can learn more about the many ways our science supports the Nation.

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Photograph of USGS personnel standing next to SEABoss on the fantail of the R/V Auk
July 22, 2021

5000th Sample Collected on Stellwagen Bank

Page Valentine, USGS Research Geologist, collects his 5000th sample on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  Page has been mapping the geologic substrates of Stellwagen Bank and 

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Photograph of scientists standing next to SEABoss on the R/V Auk fantail
July 22, 2021

Celebrating 50000 samples collected on Stellwagen Bank

Celebrating Page Valentine's 5000th sample collected on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Page Valentine, USGS Research Geologist, collects his 5000th sample on Stellwagen Bank National

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July 13, 2021

NOAA-USGS Stepping Stones 2021 Expedition

Join USGS researchers Jason Chaytor and Kira Mizell as they virtually participate in a NOAA Ocean Exploration expedition to the depths of the North Atlantic.

The 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts expedition runs from June 30 to July 29. At-sea and shore-based science teams will study deep-water habitats in the high seas,

July 13, 2021

NOAA-USGS Stepping Stones 2021 Expedition - AD

Join USGS researchers Jason Chaytor and Kira Mizell as they virtually participate in a NOAA Ocean Exploration expedition to the depths of the North Atlantic.

The 2021 North Atlantic Stepping Stones: New England and Corner Rise Seamounts expedition runs from June 30 to July 29. At-sea and shore-based science teams will study deep-water habitats in the high seas,

Photograph of Yaquina Bay seen from the deck of the Research Vessel Marcus G Langseth
July 12, 2021

Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon

Marcus G. Langseth departs Newport, Oregon (Yaquina Bay) for Cascadia Project OBS Deployment Leg

An amphibious vessel call a LARC (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo) at the USACE Field Research Facility
June 1, 2021

USACE LARC used for DUNEX field work

USGS Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis will conduct shoreface geophysical surveys at the USACE Field Research Facility during DUNEX aboard the LARC, which is shown here being set up for the survey.

USGS DUNEX geophysical survey underway off of a USACE amphibious vessel in Duck, North Carolina
June 1, 2021

USGS DUNEX Survey underway off of a USACE amphibious vessel

A geophysical instrument (chirp) is towed in the water (yellow instrument) from a floating sled to acquire information about the geology below the seafloor in Duck, NC as part of DUNEX. The USACE Field Research Facility can be seen in the background in the upper left corner.

A man, wearing safety gear and holding a pen, sits at a work station on a boat with a folder open in front of him.
May 31, 2021

Monitoring equipment in the ocean

Ocean engineer Gerry Hatcher, of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC), sits at a desk on board the USGS boat Sallenger. He and a team of scientists from PCMSC and sister team St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center are near Eastern Dry

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Shapes represent changes to a barrier island with arrows showing the movement of sediment
May 31, 2021

Inlet geomorphic environments with sediment transport pathways

Inlet geomorphic environments with sediment transport pathways indicated by black arrows.

sun setting over the ocean viewed from the back deck of a research vessel
May 31, 2021

Sunset on the R/V Sproul

Looking across the back deck/stern of the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. The wire going through the block in the A-frame leads to the CHIRP sonar fish towed in the water. Oil platforms are shown in the distance.

several people stand in front of a large research vessel wearing masks
May 22, 2021

Seismic science crew and the R/V Sproul

In the background is the Research Vessel (R/V) Robert Gordon Sproul, operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Science crew shown from left to right: Alicia Balster-Gee (USGS Geophysicist), Jamie Conrad (USGS Research Geologist, co-chief scientist), Rachel Marcuson (USGS Engineering Technician), Jared Kluesner (USGS Research Geophysicist, chief scientist),

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a person smiles in front of an all terrain vehicle on a beach wearing a backpack
May 20, 2021

RC Mickey with UTV at Jupiter Beach

Oceanographer RC Mickey in front of a USGS UTV (utility task vehicle) carrying GPS equipment. He is collecting GPS data for location and elevation of sea turtle crawls and associated beach profiles along Jupiter Beach and Juno Beach, FL. Collected data is used in cooperative project with FWC, FWS, USGS, and USFSP aimed at understanding sea turtle nesting behavior in

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