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Date published: August 23, 2020

USGS predicts Gulf beach erosion from Marco, gets set to measure storm effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Marco, visit www.usgs.gov/marco

This story was updated August 24 based on the latest coastal change forecast.

Date published: August 2, 2020

USGS Works to Predict and Track Isaias' Effects

To learn more about USGS’s role in providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Isaias, visit https://www.usgs.gov/isaias

This story was updated August 3 to reflect changes in the coastal change and landfall forecasts for Isaias.

Date published: August 1, 2020

Isaias Likely to Cause Extensive Erosion on S. Carolina Beaches

Wave-driven flooding behind dunes unlikely on SE Atlantic coast, USGS predicts

This news release was updated August 3 based on the latest coastal change forecast.

To learn more about USGS’s role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Tropical Storm Isaias, visit https://www.usgs.gov/isaias.

 

Date published: July 31, 2020

A “Quintessential” Forage Fish: Understanding the Crucial Role of the Sand Lance

A new paper published in March 2020 in Fish and Fisheries reviews the state of knowledge and the research needed to update our understanding and population status of the sand lance, a zooplanktivorous fish that spans coastal temperate to polar waters in the Northern Hemisphere.

Date published: July 31, 2020

Tracking Sea Turtles: New Data-Collection Techniques Provide Fine-Scale Data

There is a growing need by marine scientists and managers for acquiring direct evidence of how various environmental conditions affect the behavior of marine life.

Date published: July 31, 2020

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April-July 2020

Much of the USGS fieldwork has been delayed, postponed, or canceled in the face of COVID-19. USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) scientists were able to safely venture out to collect beach elevations; biogeochemistry samples; water, soil, and meteorological data; and coral and algal samples, in San Francisco, Florida, Massachusetts, and the US Virgin Islands.

Date published: July 31, 2020

Photo Roundup - June-July 2020

A selection of coastal and marine images and videos from across the USGS

Date published: July 31, 2020

News Briefs - June-July 2020

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

July 31, 2020

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2020

In this issue of Sound Waves, we pay tribute to a beloved USGS colleague, Monty Hampton, and highlight his work on sand waves and sand lance in the Pacific Northwest; we also highlight USGS work on sand lance in the Atlantic and on tracking sea turtles to examine how changing environment affects marine life.

Date published: July 31, 2020

Evaluating the stability of deep-water sands that provide habitat for Pacific sand lance, a critical forage fish in Puget Sound

Sand waves and ripples in a deep-water channel in Puget Sound are on the move, but they are migrating so slowly that they will continue to provide stable habitat for Pacific sand lance—a forage fish important to young salmon, lingcod, and other fish, marine mammals, and seabirds.

Date published: July 28, 2020

Recent Publications - June-July 2020

List of recent USGS publications and data releases based on coastal and marine research.