USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program website wins award!
The website developed by Jolene Gittens, Greg Miller, Andrea Toran, Laura Torresan, and Ann Tihansky won the USGS Shoemaker Award for Communication Excellence in the internet product category.
Collaborative Study in the Ningaloo Reef
This was the largest, most intensive study of coral reef hydrodynamics, ever!
USGS Scientist Quoted in Monterey Herald Story about Regional Economic Summit
USGS oceanographer and meteorologist Andy O’Neill spoke with attendees about how shifting beaches and rising sea level can affect certain sectors of the local economy.
Two new tools to reduce impacts of land-based pollution on coral reefs
Tools were published by the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, of which the USGS is a co-science lead.
USGS helps elementary school in Soquel, California, celebrate Earth Day
1st through 5th graders used microscopes to look at foraminifera, learned topography, and examined the regurgitated stomach contents of albatrosses to see how much plastic these birds ingest from the ocean.
USGS science center hosts Marine Sanctuary meeting
The Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, hosted a meeting of NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council on April 21, 2016.
USGS cited for most credible ocean research
In a recent report, the USGS took first place for science research credibility among ocean resource managers and interest group leaders.
USGS oceanographer Curt Storlazzi will brief DoD and DOI on coral reefs and climate change in the Pacific Ocean
Recent results show that climate change may reduce the ability of coral reefs to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion, and salinization of drinking-water resources.