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Date published: January 16, 2018

Enthusiastic response to open house at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz

USGS scientists at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, spoke with an estimated 300 visitors during a December 9 open house.

Date published: January 11, 2018

Future impacts of sea-level rise on Cape Cod with Erika Lentz and WBZ Meteorologist, Danielle Niles

Interview on future impacts of sea-level rise on Cape Cod with meteorologist Danielle Niles on Trunk River Beach, Falmouth, MA

Date published: December 31, 2017

Annual Southern Sea Otter Survey: Despite Small Population Dip, Species Moves a Step Closer to Recovery

According to data released in September by the USGS and partners, the three-year average of the total counts of southern sea otters was down from last year’s high, although it still exceeded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) delisting threshold for a second straight year.

Date published: December 31, 2017

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Reaches Out to the Community

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) team reaches a broad spectrum of groups and individuals through a variety of outreach opportunities. WHCMSC staff participate in local, regional, national, international, educational, cultural, and scientific events.

Date published: December 31, 2017

News Briefs - November-December 2017

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

    December 31, 2017

    Sound Waves Newsletter - November-December 2017

    Detailed new USGS study of a Hurricane Sandy-created breach at Fire Island, three new oceanographic time-series datasets released, San Clemente Dam removal field trip to the Carmel River for graduate students, WHCMSC participates in a variety of outreach opportunities, USGS scientists participate in annual SACNAS conference, and more in this November-December 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

    Date published: December 31, 2017

    USGS Tracks Evolution of a Fire Island Hurricane-Generated Breach

    A new USGS study of a Hurricane Sandy-created opening between the Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay at Fire Island National Seashore in New York is one of the most detailed scientific examinations ever conducted of the early stages in the life of a barrier-island breach. 

    Date published: December 31, 2017

    Recent Publications - November-December 2017

    List of USGS publications on coastal and marine research, published between November and December of 2017

    Date published: December 31, 2017

    Unusual Mineral Deposits Record the Unique History of the Arctic Ocean

    Little is known about marine mineral deposits in the Arctic Ocean, an ocean dominated by shallow areas of continental shelf and deep basins with limited circulation. USGS scientists and their colleagues have published the first comprehensive paper on this subject.

    Date published: December 31, 2017

    USGS Researchers Attend Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Conference

    The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) has been the leading multicultural and multidisciplinary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) diversity organization in the United States for over 40 years.