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In depth: Surprising tsunamis caused by explosive eruption in Tonga

A volcanic eruption in Tonga on 15 January 2022 surprised scientists by triggering two types of tsunamis: “classic” tsunamis caused by the...

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Coral Reef “Oases”: New Study Provides Clues to Locate Resilient Reef Communities

New models developed by an international team including USGS researchers could predict and explain the locations of resilient coral reef communities...

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Drs. Emily Wei and Jennifer Miselis published a manuscript describing the controls of geology, human modifications to the shoreline, and waves on shoreface morphology

SPCMSC Research Geologists Emily Wei and Jennifer Miselis published a new paper titled, “Geologic Framework, Anthropogenic Impacts, and Hydrodynamics...

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Cape Cod Bay Seafloor Mapping Data Available!

High-resolution geophysical and geological data collected in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts in 2019 are now available in a new U.S. Geological Survey...

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SPCMSC scientists publish a database of lidar derived topo-bathy cross-shore profiles and characteristics for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico sandy coastlines

A manuscript describing the generation of this profile database was published along with a USGS data release that includes the latest available...

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Two SPCMSC field crews visit Looe Key Reef this week to measure seafloor elevation and bioerosion

USGS teams are working together to study the state of coral reefs in the Florida Keys – combining data and knowledge on seafloor elevation change...

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Can coral restoration reverse long-term declines in coral reef growth?

New USGS-led research shows despite unprecedented declines in reef-building corals in recent decades, real-world coral restoration efforts could bring...

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USGS Coral Reef Science Being Represented on an International Stage

Scientists from both the Pacific (PCMSC) and St. Petersburg (SPCMSC) Coastal and Marine Science Centers are traveling to Bremen, Germany, for the 15th...

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Photo Roundup - April-June 2022

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

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News Briefs - April-June 2022

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

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